Chicago Architecture Biennial: The Available City
North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture takes over the city at large.
Opens September 17
Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture
(Chicago Architecture Center)
An exhibition to celebrate the life and decades of boundary-pushing work of the late Chicago star architect.
A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers and Containers & Packaging, 1951-1954
(Design Museum of Chicago)
Recreating three historically significant exhibitions of contemporary, mass-produced, American-designed consumer goods.
Through September 19
Par Excellence Redux: The Front 9
(Elmhurst Art Museum)
Your last chance to visit part one of a miniature golf course featuring playable works of art by local creatives.
Through September 26
Renegade Craft Fair
(Division Street between Damen and Ashland)
Shop local, supporting small businesses from across the country at the fair’s first in-person event in months.
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