Xefirotarch/design series 4

Xefirotarch/design series 4

Hernán Díaz Alonso
Busan Concert Hall, Busan, South Korea, 2003–2004
Digital drawing
Courtesy Xefirotarch
© 2005 Xefirotarch

March 31 - September 17, 2006

Since its founding in 2001, Hernán Díaz Alonso's Los Angeles-based architectural firm, Xefirotarch, has attracted critical praise and global attention for its highly imaginative designs. Characterized by biomorphic forms that meld the organic with the supernatural, Xefirotarch's projects reveal cinematic influences — Díaz Alonso initially considered a career as a filmmaker — and an innovative approach to integrating multipurposed spaces. The exhibition includes architectural models, digital animations, and a specially created sculptural installation entitled Sangre (Spanish for "blood"), a dramatic, undulating construction coated in patented Ferrari Red paint. This is the fourth installment of SFMOMA's design series, devoted to showcasing emerging design talent.

This exhibition is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is generously supported by Christine and Michael Murray, Nancy and Steven H. Oliver, the LEF Foundation, and an anonymous donor.