Counting a list in excess of over 250 participating locations, up from last year’s total of 150, the surge parallels growing excitement over the Biennial and the deepening focus on Chicago as the nation’s laboratory for cutting-edge architectural theory and praxis.
The mighty CAB continues apace while Open House Chicago and the Terrain Biennial join the fray.
Collaborating with artists to produce new work that responds to the physical and psychic nature of a space, and considers historical and cultural frameworks, has always been central to our mission.”
“Up Right Chicago” will feature ten initiates and ten practitioners, including Cave and longtime project partner, Bob Faust, anchored by the more than 200 Studio Gang-designed Stage Buoys.
“In reassembly, building components are taken apart, moved around, piled up and mixed with new construction to create alternative uses. This approach views a building’s materiality as a matter-of-fact, while stripping away the assumptions commonly associated with disused properties.”
“A Southern Exposure” will include a survey of South Side icons including many of the architects and styles that made Chicago famous, including buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham and Eero Saarinen.
The site-specific performance will continue their investigation of “intimacy and domestic space within legacies of modernist architecture.”