2017 chicago architecture biennial week of 19 > 25 november.
above > constructions and references, caruso st john with thomas demand and hélène binet
caruso st john (london) present a room that highlights the circulation of images, references, and histories between their own office and their collaborators artist thomas demand and architectural photographer hélène binet. a felt wallpaper – folds – forms a wall around a table of five models. works by benet hang on the wallpaper. the models represent a completed building, one in-process and three competition pieces. stripped of their contexts, removed from place and politics, they are close to autonomous architectural thought. on the other table we see models made for their collaborative projects with demand.
chicago cultural center, 78 e washington street
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.