Chicago Architecture Biennial
(Chicago Cultural Center)
“…and other such stories,” the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, is bound to create a future for the field based on diversity, equality and inclusivity, by bringing together architecture, design, urbanism, policymaking, activism, research and the arts. Under the artistic direction of Yesomi Umolu, Chicagoans are invited to an architecture festival running through January 2020 that features exhibitions, events and programming to shift your perspective.
Opens September 19
Chicago Works: Assaf Evron
(Museum of Contemporary Art)
In his first solo U.S. museum exhibition, multidisciplinary artist and former photojournalist Assaf Evron explores local histories of Israel and Chicago at the intersections of architecture, design and place, by documenting the ways built and physical landscape influence our contemporary society, politics, culture, religion and economy.
Through January, 2020
Geometry of Light
Luftwerk and Iker Gil create a light-based art intervention that will transform the Farnsworth House and explore the geometries that connect it to the natural landscape. Following its premiere at the Barcelona Pavilion designed bin 1929 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, the work is set to coincide with the third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
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.
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