Pacific Standard Time Week 11
Last week, an unexpected art advocate emerged in support of Pacific Standard Times exhibit, The Eames House. In a video for Pacific Standard Time called “Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames,” the legendary rapper of NWA fame explores the architectural genius of the Eames, and even reveals that before he hit it big time as a rapper, he was once a student of architectural drafting. BANGSTYLE recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ice Cube, who told us that he learned about the Eames while he was in school for architecture.
“I learned about the Eames in school when I took architectural drafting. I didn’t know how I could reconnect with their work in any way. When I heard the Getty was trying to link artists to LA architecture, it kind of turned me on. That’s kind of what we’ve been preaching ever since I have been in entertainment. In this new era, we need to show that rappers are artists. I wanted to make sure that people always kept me in the realm of lyrical art. It’s audio art, but it is art. In movies, I can do 3D films and art.”
Here is a closer look into the Eames House:
“The Eames House was designed by Charles and Ray Eames to be their home, a place to live and work. Built in 1949 as #8 in the seminal Case Study House Program, the Eames House was an experiment in materials, technology and, ultimately, a way of living that came to define the post-World War II era. The journey of creating this house and the finished product resonate with many of the themes of the designers’ other work: the guest/host relationship, the honest use of materials, universalizing from the specific, and, above all, the learn-by-doing process. In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, visitors will see the living room as it was in the early days: the original living room contents will move across the city to LACMA for its Pacific Standard Time exhibit, allowing the Foundation to provide care under its 250-year maintenance plan and to recreate several early settings during the exhibit. Photos and interviews will highlight the room’s evolution as a climax community and the exhibition will offer a fresh perspective on the House as a space for living – a flexible frame designed to accommodate changing needs in which indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly.”
The exhibit is called “Indoor Ecologies: The Evolution of the Eames House Living Room.” It is located at 203 Chautauqua Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Visits are by appointment only, please call 310-459-9663 at least 48 hours in advance of your visit: Wed-Fri: 10-4, Sat: 10-3. This is one Pacific Standard Times exhibit you certainly don’t want to miss!