Tuesday, June 12, 2018
MAXXI’s celebration of Bruno Zevi’s 100th birthday with an exhibition on his prolific production as a historian and critic of architecture, who influenced many of the world’s best architects of his time, poses an important question: can Zevi’s ideas, today, help young people to become finer architects in the creation of a better tomorrow? The video that accompanies this blog tries to give, through Zevi’s own words, a visual answer.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
“From Six Million to Seventy Years” in two versions offers a personal viewpoint on the relationship between the Shoah, the State of Israel celebrating its 70th birthday, and the power of architecture to transform the environment. Conscious of the conflicting narratives between Judaism-Zionism on one side, and Islam-Arab-Palestinian on the other, this documentary brings selected images to remind the Shoah, clips showing the resurgence of Islamofascist anti-Semitism, and images of Israel’s life and architecture today.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Jasper Johns’ exhibition at The Broad is revealing. It makes us think: what is avant-garde art today?
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
An abridged radio interview for KBPK’s Educational Communications program, hosted by Nancy Pearlman. Mrs. Pearlman is a broadcaster, environmentalist, college instructor, anthropologist, editor, producer and outdoorswoman, who has made safeguarding the earth’s ecosystems a career. The Q & A was recorded in Idyllwild, at the “Pearlman Cabin” designed by architect John Lautner. The film was produced subsequently.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The work-in-progress of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, designed by architect Renzo Piano, is scheduled for opening in 2019. In “Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood”, the three are connected through images of the museum’s construction at the present time, historic and contemporary examples of architecture, mementos from classic movies, metaphors of Hollywood, and segments from my previous films.