Members' Private View - OMA/Progress

Members only

19 October 2011 / 18:30
Art Gallery


Tickets:
Free for Red and Orange Members and a guest. Tickets are £5 for Yellow Members. Please call the Box Office on 0845 121 6823 to reserve your tickets.

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

subject to availability



Bring a guest and enjoy this major new exhibition. Free for Red and Orange Members and a guest. Tickets are £5 for Yellow Members.

Places are limited so please call the Box Office on 0845 121 6823 to reserve your tickets.

This autumn Barbican Art Gallery is transformed by an exhibition on OMA, one of the most influential architecture practices working today. Celebrated as much for their daring and unconventional ideas as their inventive buildings, the work of OMA and its think tank AMO anticipates the architectural, engineering and cultural ideas transforming our material world.

Co-founded in 1975 by Rem Koolhaas as the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, OMA, comprises seven partners and a staff of around 280 architects, designers, researchers and support staff in offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing and Hong Kong. OMA/Progress is the first major presentation of OMA’s work in the UK and coincides with the opening of their first buildings here, Rothschild Bank HQ in the City of London and a Maggie’s Centre in Gartnavel, Glasgow.

The exhibition is curated and designed by the Belgium-based collective, Rotor. To make their portrait of OMA, Rotor have enjoyed unprecedented behind-thescenes access and the opportunity to ask candid questions. The result is a compelling selection of materials from archives, collections and OMA-offices across the globe.

Gallery West Entrance
Motivated by OMA’s interest in architectural notions of preservation, the exhibition opens up the west entrance to the Gallery for the first time in the Barbican’s history. It makes the exhibition spaces directly accessible from the high walks of the surrounding post-war Barbican Estate, designed by the architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon.




Part of OMA/Progress


Barbican Art Gallery in London presents major exhibitions by leading international figures in the heart of the City of London




 

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