jessica charlesworth



The [Secret] Return of Noever, a special SCI-Arc-hosted exhibition, opened December 10th at the Ace Museum to document twenty-five years of Peter Noever’s curatorial adventurism as Director of the MAK (Museum of Applied Art / Contemporary Art), Vienna and founder of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, California.

The Secret Return Of... Catalogue

MicrobeSky featured in The Secret Return Of... Catalogue

The Sci-Arc exhibition host committee—Douglas Chrismas, Frank Gehry, Greg Lynn, Jeffrey Kipnis, Eric Owen Moss, Thom Mayne and Wolf Prix invited Marei Wollersberger and I to send one image from our Citizen Evolution project exhibited last year at the MAK Vienna to become part of the Secret Return of Noever exhibition and exhibition catalogue.

This will be on display along with many many others including documentary videos directed by Peter, copies of every catalogue produced during his tenure at the MAK—more than 300 displayed on 25 custom-designed tables— and a 7,000-square-foot architectural installation listing the names of every exhibition under Peter’s direction.

Seeking to acknowledge Peter Noever’s unique contribution to the architecture discourse, SCI-Arc organized The Secret Return of Noever exhibition in recognition both of the “unprecedented interrogatories in art and architecture sponsored by Peter during his time at the MAK, and in anticipation of the “return of Noever” now in the offing.”

The exhibition runs at the Ace Museum on South La Brea from December 12 – 30, 2011 and will be open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5pm.

The Secret Return of Noever, exhibition design by Alexis Rochas

MicrobeSky from our Citizen Evolution project on display

Awning used to document 25 years of exhibitions at the MAK

The main exhibition space at the Ace Museum

Images from all exhibitions curated or directed by Peter Noever over the past 25 years.











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