After completing a work week onsite in Opa-locka, the team travelled to Los Angeles with sixteen golden models in tow.
Bonner + Stayner were among 15 architectural practices asked to participate in a temporary exhibition, “On the Road.” Four curators, writers, and designers (Danielle Rago, Courtney Coffman, Jonathan Louie, and James Michael Tate) conceived of an exhibit to coincide with the opening of MOCA’s controversial and much-delayed exhibition, A New Sculpturalism.
In the weeks leading up to the initially-scheduled MOCA opening, all architects watched closely as a series of news articles and rumors spread around town as star architect’s threatened to pull out of the exhibition. This provoked a younger generation to exhibit their own work, symbolically, on the day A New Sculpturalism was meant to open: June 2nd. (MOCA’s show finally opened, but two weeks later than planned.)
Staged in a flotilla of UHauls trucks in the parking lot across from the Geffen Contemporary’s front door, we exhibited Made in Opa-locka in truck number five. Intrigued by our shiny gold models, visitors climbed into the truck to learn more about Made in Opa-locka.
-- Jennifer Bonner