California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction Opens in Pasadena


PASADENA, CA.- The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) presents the fourth California Design Biennial, Action/Reaction, an exhibition that highlights the most significant and innovative designs being created in California. Great works of art are often inspired by challenges and adversity; this exhibition will focus on how California’s established and emerging designers are responding to current economic, political, and environmental challenges. In a departure from past California Design Biennial exhibitions, this exhibition will not feature a juried competition but will instead have a separate curator for each design category: industrial design, fashion, graphic, transportation and architecture. This is the first year that architecture is being included as a category. The curators, all design experts, will place the work in a context for the viewer that facilitates a deeper and richer understanding of the design that su