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Building on the success of previous biennials, the PMCA presents a new format for the 2010 California Design Biennial (CDB). Whereas past CDBs were juried competitions, this year, the PMCA invited a notable design professional to curate each category in response to a theme, Action/Reaction, which describes designs that respond to current events, whether sociopolitical or economic, in a creative or innovative way. Rose Apodaca curates Fashion; Stewart Reed curates Transportation Design; Louise Sandhaus curates Graphic Design; Alissa Walker curates Product Design; and for the first time in CDB history, Architecture is included as a category, curated by Frances Anderton.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


Click here for the press release!

 



This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

 

 

The Pasadena Museum of California Art invited design bloggers for a sneak preview of the exhibitions.
See what they have to say!

 

The New York Times Style Magazine
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/seeing-things-california-design-biennial-in-pasadena/

Racked LA
http://la.racked.com/archives/2010/07/23/razor_blades_lacquered_birdcages_and_pixie_tangerines_
the_california_design_biennial_is_on


LAist
http://laist.com/2010/07/21/photos_checking_out_the_california.php?gallery0Pic=1#gallery

Green LA Girl
http://greenlagirl.com/index.php?s=pmca&submit=Search

Mondette
http://mondette.com/blackburnandsweetzer/2010/07/27/arts-stunningly-curated-fashion-at-pmcas-california-design-biennial-actionreaction-exhibit/