Chicago Architecture Biennial: The Available City
North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture takes over the Chicago Cultural Center and the greater city under the artistic direction of David Brown.
Opens September 17
Intersect Art and Design
Bringing together design events from across the country (Aspen, Palm Springs, Chicago), Intersect highlights three-dimensional art and design—glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, jewelry, metal and sculpture.
November 4-7, Navy Pier
Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright
An exhibition that examines two long-gone architectural gems and their legacy: Louis Sullivan’s Garrick Theater Building, which stood for only sixty-nine years, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building in Buffalo that lasted forty-four.
Opens September 24
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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