New York, June 5, 2012 – Richard Meier & Partners is pleased to announce the first retrospective exhibition in Mexico City.
The Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil presents a retrospective exhibition of some of the most emblematic works of renowned architect Richard Meier. The works on display included in the exhibition make it possible to view his design philosophy as a whole and in depth for the first time in Mexico City. The retrospective includes a selection of models, original sketches, renderings and photographs. Some of the iconic projects exhibited on the show include the Smith House, The Getty Center, The Neugebauer Residence and the Jubilee Church. Other projects on view in the retrospective are well-known architectural projects such as the Perry Street Towers, the High Museum of Art, the Ara Pacis Museum, and the recently completed Arp Museum in Germany.
In addition, some of the current projects in Mexico are displayed along the unbuilt competition proposals for the World Trade Center Memorial, the New York Avery Fisher Hall, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Richard Meier has over the years developed his own distinctive and dynamic style of architecture to become one of America’s most influential and widely emulated architects. His work celebrates natural light and space in response to the environs in which it stands, thereby creating sublime spaces of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.
Richard Meier comments: “Mexico City is an amazing and fascinating city full of history and great architecture. It is a pleasure and honor to have our work on display in a city where we are about to start several new architectural projects.”
The opening lecture with Associate Partner Bernhard Karpf will be on Tuesday, June 5th, and the exhibition will be on display from June 5, 2012 to September 24, 2012.
Richard Meier Retrospective is organized by The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Richard Meier & Partners Architects and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA).
About Richard Meier
Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and established his own office in New York City in 1963. Since that time his international practice has encompassed major cultural and civic commissions as well as private residences and corporate and academic facilities. He has received the highest honors in the field including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the Gold Medals of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects as well as the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association.
He is best known for the Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Jubilee Church in Rome.
His current work includes the Mitikah Office Tower in Mexico City, Mexico; a condominium complex in Jesolo, Italy; the Rothschild tower in Tel Aviv, Israel; two residential towers in Tokyo, Japan; two hospitality and commercial projects in Mexico; a hotel in South Korea; a condominium tower in Taiwan; the Leblon Offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and private residences in Europe, Asia and North America.
About Richard Meier & Partners Architects
The work of Richard Meier & Partners is instantly recognizable and internationally respected. For over four decades, we have been appointed to create important public and private buildings. Our offices in New York and Los Angeles employ a multicultural staff of talented professionals practicing architecture, urbanism, product design and exhibition design. We aspire to thoughtful, elegant contemporary architecture that exceeds our clients’ expectations for beauty and elegance.
Richard Meier & Partners is led by Richard Meier and five partners – Michael Palladino, James R. Crawford, Bernhard Karpf, Reynolds Logan, Dukho Yeon – and sustains an international practice with offices in New York and Los Angeles.