above > bless no 60 lobby conquerors, bless in dialog with artek furniture classics / berlin
this quirky lobby installation is both functional for taking a load off for a few minutes and playing mind games – is this lobby an installation or did someone leave assorted remnants lying around. designed by bless, a berlin-based collaborative partnership, works with temporary stores that open in various cities, often in unconventional or domestic spaces. they rethink the conventions of fashion production and manufacture, bypass the definitions of haute couture or ready-to-wear, and challenge the formal confines of function. mission accomplished.
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. we are particularly proud to premiere our opening in 2017 in alignment with expo chicago.
chicago cultural center, 78 east washington street