Chicago Architecture Biennial
(Chicago Cultural Center)
The much-anticipated third CAB presents an ideal opportunity to explore a future in architecture, design, urbanism, policymaking, research and the arts.
Opens September 19
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech
(Museum of Contemporary Art)
Last chance to explore the life and career of Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director, whose influence and creativity rises beyond media, merging the visual arts, music, fashion, graphic design and architecture.
Through September 22
River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk
The RNDD collaborates with the River North Arts District Galleries to bring artists and designers together for the fifth year, now in thirty-three locations.
September 6 & 7
The McCormick House–Past, Present, Future
(Elmhurst Art Museum)
Interior architect Robert Kleinschmidt brings the McCormick House back into a domestic setting with classic mid-century furniture of the time period as well as historic images of residents living in it.
Opens September 14
Renegade Craft Fair
(Division between Damen and Ashland, Wicker Park)
The biggest craft fair showcase in the world, Renegade returns home for a weekend, bringing a wide assortment of artists, designers, makers and entrepreneurs.
September 7 & 8
Greek-born Vasia Rigou is a Chicago-based art critic and pop culture journalist, largely on the subjects of contemporary art, design, and fashion. She moved to Chicago in 2013 to study Arts Journalism at the School of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC,) where she was awarded the New Artist Society Merit Scholarship. She grew up to appreciate art after years of carefully planned, culture-filled travel itineraries and museum-hopping around Europe with her family. During this time, she received a bachelor’s in English Literature, in her native Athens; a master’s in Media, in Nottingham, UK; and studied foreign languages—English, German, and Spanish at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Her writing—reviewing museum exhibitions, gallery shows, art fairs, fashion shows, and music festivals among others—has been published nationally and internationally both in print and online. In 2017, she founded and now serves as editor-in-chief of Rainbowed.—an independently published website focused on the visual and performing arts, digital media, and popular culture. When she’s not writing about art or looking at art—wine in hand, she keeps up with Chicago’s creative entrepreneurial and startup community, makes lists for pretty much everything, drinks immense amounts of coffee and takes cross-country road trips every chance she gets.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rigouvasia.com