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the second edition of the chicago architecture biennial (cab) is the largest architecture and design exhibition in north america, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. this year’s biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “make new history.” artistic directors sharon johnston and mark lee have selected architects and artists whose eye-opening creations will invite the public to explore how the latest architecture can and will make new history in places around the world. the main exhibition is free and open to the public from september 16, 2017 through january 7, 2018.
the make new history exhibition extends to off-site locations and is amplified through six community anchor exhibitions in the neighborhoods and two special project sites – plus installations, performances, talks, films, and more hosted by over 100 local and global cultural partners.
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chicago’s largest multimedia art installation, 150 media stream, opened to the public on 21 april at 150 north riverside, an innovative award-winning 54-story office tower located along the chicago river. a swimming pool-like device within the tiny foot-printed building keeps things stabilized.Find out more »
landmark columbus hosts and celebrates the world-renowned design heritage of the columbus, indiana, area via . this effort was launched in 2015 as a program of heritage fund – the community foundation of bartholomew county. it is also supported by the efroymson family fund, the columbus area visitors center, and a number of individuals, foundations, and corportations. the 2017 exhibition is free and open to the public. explore the installations on your own with maps and guidebooks available at the…Find out more »
ron krueck and mark sexton's mind for form and material is showcased in this exhibition which focuses on the duo's furniture design dating back to the 80s.Find out more »
mana contemporary chicago has announced that a new pop-up exhibition, titled som: engineering x presented in partnership with the chicago architecture biennial and ace hotel chicago as a partner for special programming.Find out more »
showcasing the art institute of chicago's seminal twentieth and twenty-first century holdings of visionary architectural drawings, inventive furniture design, and powerful graphic and industrial designs, past forward: architecture and design at the art institute marks the grand opening of the museum's newly reinstalled permanent collection.Find out more »
navy pier welcomes world-renowned contemporary artist nick cave and international architect and macarthur fellow jeanne gang for here hear chicago, a new site-specific project that incorporates art, design and performance.Find out more »
a temporary architectural structure with the ability to transform public spaces into impromptu community zones--kicks off its month-long "we like america" tour in chicago, for the 2017 chicago architectural biennial.Find out more »
art after hours welcomes expo chicago visitors to view citywide galleries during extended hours on
friday, september 15, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, allowing a first look at new exhibitions while experiencing the vibrant local art scene.
the second edition of the chicago architecture biennial (cab) is the largest architecture and design exhibition in north america, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. this year’s biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “make new history.”Find out more »