The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will open 9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design on September 12 in the Architecture and Design Galleries. Running through March 25, 2013, the exhibition of 100 cross-departmental works from the MoMA’s collection over the last half century have been organized by Pedro Gadanho, curator, and Margot Weller, curatorial assistant, Department of Architecture and Design.
Selected works portray the ways in which architects have responded actively and redeveloped political attitudes to the evolving conditions of urban society, from the avant-garde movement in which architecture addressed political potential to today’s rebirth of social and political engagement as an assertion of architecture’s social relevance. The exhibition is divided into nine sections, with a special performance piece by Andres Jaque Arquitectos at MoMA’s PS1 location on September 16 and 23.
To learn more about the program visit moma.org.