Los Angeles-based architect Sharon Johnston and Dusseldorf-based artist Rita McBride gather to discuss their recent projects and the many points of intersection between art and architecture.
Sharon Johnston, F.A.I.A., is a partner of Johnston Marklee, based in Los Angeles. Founded in 1998, the firm has been engaged in a range of international projects of divergent scales and programs. Johnston Marklee’s commitment to creative environments for the arts and education, developed in collaboration with artists, educators and curators, defines the firm’s leading voice in the discourse surrounding the role of architecture in contemporary culture. A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE: Architectures and Collaborations of Johnston Marklee, is now available through Birkhäuser.
Since the 1980s, Rita McBride’s oeuvre has dealt with the characteristics of and intersections between industrial design, minimalist sculpture, modernist architecture, public spaces, and the gaps they generate. She is the Director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, as well as a profes-sor of sculpture. Her works have been shown in solo exhibitions at the Wiener Secession (2000), the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2008), and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2014).