- 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennale winding down
The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennale addressing the theme “Make New History” is open to the public until 7 January 2018. The Chicago Cultural Center, located in the heart of downtown Chicago is the hub of the 2017 Biennial.
The mission of the Chicago Architecture Biennial is to provide a platform for innovative architecture and spatial experiments that prove how creativity and innovation can radically inform our real-world experience. Through its exhibitions, larger-than-life-scale installations and programmes, the Biennial invites the public to explore and reflect on architecture from new, unexpected perspectives and to participate in a global discussion on the future of this sector.
The themes addressed and exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center are Image, Material, Building, and Civic Histories highlighting different modes of architectural production, from the book to the city. Whether they take the form of drawings, installations, environments, or performances, the Biennial projects reflect the ongoing significance of the past and the myriad ways that history is invoked in the production of new forms of architectural thought. At CAB17, “Make New History” different cultural policies and identities are brought into play, along with how these elements shape the changing representations of architectural practice. CAB17 features a total of 141 participants from 20 countries. In addition to the Chicago Cultural Center, other anchor venues expand the presence of the Biennial beyond the Loop and into neighbourhoods across Chicago. These sites will host affiliated exhibitions exploring architecture from a range of perspectives. Themes include international postcolonial experiences, the legacies of Chicago’s historical landscapes, and the long-standing creative traditions of communities of colour.
For photography lovers: “Make New History” also includes the exhibition A Love of the World. These are experimental, contemporary photographic works, commissioned and curated by Jesús Vassallo by invitation of Sharon Johnston e Mark Lee. The project showcases a selection of works by some of the sector's most innovative photographers.
2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
from 16 September 2017 to 07 January 2018
Images: Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
01_JamesWelling_001_TomHarris_full.jpg - Installation view of the Chicago Cultural Center with James Welling, Michigan Avenue Facade, 2017, Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, © Tom Harris
02_Monadnock_001_TomHarris_full.jpg - Installation view of Monadnock, Make Big Plans, 2017, Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, © Tom Harris
03_FrancoisPerrin_005_SteveHall_full.jpg - Installation view of Francois Perrin, Air Houses: Design for a New Climate, 2017, Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, Steve Hall © Hall Merrick Photographers
04_JamesWelling_002_Kendall-McCaugherty_full.jpg - Installation view of James Welling, Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, Kendall McCaugherty © Hall Merrick Photographers
05_VerticalCity_006_SteveHall_full.jpg - Installation view of Vertical City at Sidney R. Yates Hall, 2017, Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, Steve Hall © Hall Merrick Photographers
06_PhilippeRahm_001_TomHarris_full.jpg - Installation view of Philippe Rahm architectes, Thermodynamics Tectonic: the Effusive Floor, 2017, Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, © Tom Harris
07_Gerard_and_Kelly_001_Kendall-McCaugherty_full.jpg - Installation view of Gerard & Kelly, Modern Living Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, Kendall McCaugherty © Hall Merrick Photographers
08_WorkAC_002_TomHarris_full.jpg - Installation view of WORKac with photographs by James Ewing, The Art Deco Building, 2017, Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, © Tom Harris
09_SO-ILandAnaPravcki_004_TomHarris_full.jpg - Installation view of SO-IL and Ana Prvački, l'air pour l'air, 2017, Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, Steve Hall © Hall Merrick Photographers
10_FrancoisPerrin_003_SteveHall_full.jpg - Installation view of Francois Perrin, Air Houses: Design for a New Climate, 2017, Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, Steve Hall © Hall Merrick PhotographersFind out more: