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Frank Gehry: Solaris Chronicles

Over the course of six months, Solaris Chronicles examined the creative vision of Frank Gehry through a series of artistic interventions and projects that bridge art and architecture.
The exhibition featured large-scale models of Frank Gehry’s seminal projects (including the Loyola Law School and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museums in Bilbao and Abu Dhabi), which were situated within a changing mise-en-scene created by artists, presenting an exhibition in constant motion. The large‐scale models, which are the architect’s studio originals, presented a fascinating opportunity to experience Frank Gehry’s transformative contributions to architecture.

These and other artistic gestures were conceived as homages, extensions and revisions. Solaris Chronicles aimed to transform the usual relationship between an architect and artists, offering other possibilities for collaboration between practitioners in the two fields. It also reflected Gehry’s own cross-disciplinary range, and his collaborations with musicians, filmmakers and writers.

With Frank Gehry, John Baldessari, Nicolas Becker and Djengo Hartlap, Pierre Boulez, Liam Gillick, Cai Guo-Qiang, David Lynch, Greg Lynn, Philippe Parreno, Asad Raza, Tino Sehgal.

Curated by Liam Gillick, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Philippe Parreno, with the support of the Luma Arles’ Core Group.
Commissioned and produced by the Luma Foundation for the Parc des Ateliers, Arles, France.

Video: Frank Gehry’s Solaris Chronicles