[ 15 > 21 november calendar ] The Chicago Architecture Biennial is free and open to the general public at the Chicago Cultural Center and sites across the city. The event is supported by the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation, with additional support from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Chicago Park District. All funding for the event is privately raised, with significant investments from BP and SC Johnson.
‘makeshift’ by studio albori was another of the several site-specific installations commissioned by the biennial. photography: tom harris, copyright hedrich blessing. courtesy chicago architecture biennial
[ outlying exhibits ] Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin gives his spin on the architecture biennial’s outlying exhibits offering evidence of the power of design. Theaster Gates Stoney Island Bank is just one. (below)
the refurbished stony island arts bank at 68th street and stony island avenue houses the magazine and book collection of john h. johnson, founder of ebony and jet magazines. the brainchild of artist and urban planner theaster gates, the arts bank is vision of culture as an urban change agent / photo courtesy chicago tribune/ phil velasquez
For a complete list of exhibitions, public programs, supporters, media partners and program partners, visit [ Chicago Architecture Biennial ] which launched 3 October 2015, and will run through 3 January 3 2016. @chicagobiennial @GrahamFound @ChiCulturCenter