For its sophomore outing after a successful debut two years ago, the Chicago Architecture Biennial wisely looked outside our city’s borders for its vision, appointing the LA-based duo of Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to give it fresh eyes.
“We wanted it to be like a poem that unfolds, line by line.”
“Hey Play!” shows how the medium of games extends through a number of continuums: digital to analog, introspective to social, curated to collaborative, sedentary to sweaty, serious to silly.
The daunting task of finding designs that wouldn’t fade in front of Takashi Murakami’s works at the Museum of Contemporary Art led us to Elena Bobysheva’s carefully constructed pieces, with strategic cutouts and strong colors.
We could do a top fifty of the CAB alone; it’s a heckuva month.
River North is starting to echo in the minds of design enthusiasts as on par with L.A.’s La Cienega and the Miami Design District, both of which were inspirations from the start.
While a space isn’t yet finalized, Adler assures that the Lost Arts programming will continue in the interim—at the Merchandise Mart, Cards Against Humanity and elsewhere.