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Staging Construction

Materials & Applications presents Staging Construction, a new program series that explores construction as both a practice and a performance. Through its messy web of relations and procedures, construction practices draws architecture into the orbit of other systems, including labor practices, managerial models, governmental structures, and negotiated temporalities. The winter program will present a new architectural installation Scoring, Building by Michelle Chang, alongside a a series of public programs that investigates and expands on the ideas embedded in the installation, with a focus on architecture’s entanglement with industry, logistics, standards and manual labor.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Graham Foundation for for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and our generous community of individual and corporate donors.