ARCH 502: Architectural Design V Gallery: Let's Practice!

slice of practice_

Contemporary practice is often presented as a spectacle characterized by “highlight reels” of curated Instagram profiles, polished websites, exhibitions of finished work, curated “WIPs,” romanticized renderings, edited Pinterest images, and clean worksurfaces. This emphasis on image and presentation has resulted in a sacrifice of agency and stagnation of the discipline, marked by a homogeneity of output and alienation from a wider audience. slice of practice_ is situated as a response to the current state of image and representation. It values the day to day, the mundane and naturalistic over the spectacle, and erotics over hermeneutics. The slice of practice_ exhibition at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is a performance of the “Let’s Practice” studio of Spring 2020. It looks to address questions around the current state of contemporary practice, exhibition, and representation.