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Wrightwood 659 showing Doshi exhibit Sept. 9-Dec. 12
2020-07-26

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Local art space Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave., will reopen with an exhibition devoted to the work of visionary Indian architect, urbanist and teacher Balkrishna Doshi.

Recipient of the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize, Doshi ( born in 1927 in Pune, India ) worked with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn in the 1950s, and later adapted the principles and forms of modernism he absorbed from these experiences into his work with local cultures, traditions, and environments, from low-cost housing and academic institutions to urban planning projects.

"Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People" will be on view Sept. 9-Dec. 12. This international traveling exhibition was organized by Vitra Design Museum and the Wustenrot Foundation, in cooperation with the Vastushilpa Foundation.

The exhibition's thematic sections are "Home and Identity," "Creating a Livable City," "Shaping an Integrated Education" and "Building Academic Institutions."

Unless otherwise noted, the space is open Thursdays and Fridays 12-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is by advance ticket only; no walk-ups are permitted. Tickets for "Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People" are $15 and available online only, at tickets.wrightwood659.org/events .


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