Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
June 15, 2013
through September 23, 2013
This is MoMA's first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Conceived by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career, using all the artistic techniques at his disposal, from his early watercolors of Italy, Greece, and Turkey, to his sketches of India, and from the photographs of his formative journeys to the models of his large-scale projects. His paintings and drawings also incorporate many views of sites and cities. All of these dimensions are present in the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre.
This Q&A with guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen discusses the blind spot in the vast selections of scholarly work on Le Corbusier and how this exhibition will challenge popular notions of the legendary French/Swiss architect.
Opens Saturday June 15