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Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 News
CAB: Illinois Architectural Design Event: International Cultural Exhibition USA
Sep 18, 2017
Chicago Architecture Biennial News from Italian architects baukuh
The Chapel for Scenes of Public Life is a pavilion designed by baukuh and Stefano Graziani for the II Chicago Architecture Biennial “Make New History”, curated by Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee. The project is presented through a large wooden model in scale 1:2. The model measures 3×12 m, and is 4,5 m high and is located in the Exhibition Hall of the Chicago Public Building.
The public event depicted inside the Chapel for Scenes of Public Life is the imaginary (and impossible) meeting of Enrico Mattei and the Queen of Sheba. Enrico Mattei (1906–62) was an Italian politician and entrepreneur who ran the state-owned oil company ENI. The Queen of Sheba is mentioned in the Bible (I Kings, 10:1-13 and II Chronicles, 9:1–12) in relation to her visit to King Solomon.
Piero della Francesca painted the Meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba in his fresco cycle “Legend of the True Cross” in the basilica of San Francesco in Arezzo. (For those in need of a quick update, there is a terrible movie by King Vidor starring Yul Brynner and Gina Lollobrigida as Solomon and Sheba.) Mattei was at the same time a modern and an archaic man, which makes him the perfect match for the Queen of Sheba.
Nothing is known about the queen’s remote, archaic country of origin, apart from its fabulous name, “Arabia Felix”. It is possible to imagine this country as a reservoir of the substance that Pasolini called the “revolutionary force of the past” (la forza rivoluzionaria del passato).
The Queen of Sheba is the Unconscious arriving on a state visit. The only thing we can assume about the meeting of Mattei and the queen is that it will take place in a public space. They will speak politics. Their meeting will be explicitly ceremonial. It is not only a public story, but is explicitly staged as such.
The Chapel for Scenes of Public Life is an attempt to imagine contemporary public space, and so to imagine the conditions under which architecture can be considered an art and an intellectual endeavor (or, as in the title of this Architecture Biennial, how to make new history). It is of course also an attempt at imagining a possible subject that could ask for this kind of public space.
baukuh, Stefano Graziani in collaboration with: ARUP Italia (structures), Pupilla Grafik (graphic design), Jimmy Carter, Andrew Jennings, Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough, David Ramis, Juan Suarez (drawings), Agata Mierzwa (construction survey), Navillus Woodworks (builder)
Sep 7, 2017
Chicago Architecture Biennial News from SOM
The architectural firm is honored to participate in three groundbreaking exhibitions presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Mana Contemporary Chicago presents “SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture]”—an in-depth survey of SOM’s structural engineering practice and the firm’s long tradition of collaboration with visual artists:
Aug 23, 2017
Aug 15, 2017
Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 Tours
Tours to SC Johnson Headquarters, Racine, Wisconsin
photo : Iwan Baan
SC Johnson Headquarters Building designed by nial Invites Architecture Enthusiasts from Chicago and Around the World to Visit SC Johnson’s Frank Lloyd Wright architect
SC Johnson will once again offer free tours of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed architecture at its Racine, Wisconsin, global headquarters during the 2017 edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. SC Johnson’s Administration Building is the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed office space still in use today.
July 27, 2017
Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 Participants
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces Final Participant List for the 2017 Edition
Chicago, IL (July 27, 2017) — The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) announced the final list of international architecture firms and artists who will participate in its second edition, entitled “Make New History,” to take place September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. Over 140 firms and artists representing countries around the world were selected by the 2017 Biennial Artistic Directors, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of the Los Angeles–based firm Johnston Marklee. The participants (listed below) will present their architectural work at the Chicago Cultural Center, as well as additional sites across the city.
The Chicago Cultural Center, operated by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, will once again serve as the hub of the exhibition, with additional anchor and partner sites across the city. The opening of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will align with the sixth annual EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, which will run September 13–17, 2017 at Navy Pier. A complete list of Biennial programming and special events will be announced later this summer.
2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial Participants List
Ábalos + Sentkiewicz and Armin Linke
addenda architects with Joachim Brohm
and Moritz Küng
AGENdA – agencia de arquitectura
An Te Liu
Angela Deuber Architect
ArandaLasch and Terrol Dew Johnson
architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
Architecture of the VII Day
AWP office for territorial reconfiguration
Bak Gordon Arquitectos
Barbas Lopes Arquitectos
Baukuh and Stefano Graziani
Besler & Sons LLC
Brandlhuber+ and Christopher Roth
Caruso St John with Thomas Demand and Hélène Binet
Charlap Hyman & Herrero
Charles Waldheim with Office for Urbanization Harvard Graduate School of Design and Siena Scarff Design
Christ & Gantenbein
Design With Company
Diego Arraigada Arquitectos
Dominique Perrault Architecture
Éric Lapierre Architecture
Fake Industries Architectural Agonisms
Fiona Connor and Erin Besler
Gerard & Kelly
IIT College of Architecture + SANAA
J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten and Philip Ursprung
June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff
Karamuk * Kuo Architects
Khoury Levit Fong
LAN with Franck Boutté and project produced by Pavilion de l’Arsenal
l’AUC as l’AUC
Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten
Nuno Brandão Costa with André Cepeda
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen with Peter Wächtler and Michael Van den Abeele
Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner
Pezo von Ellrichshausen Arquitectos
Philippe Rahm architectes
Piovene Fabi and Giovanna Silva
Sam Jacob Studio
SAMI-arquitectos and Paulo Catrica
Sauter von Moos
SHINGO MASUDA + KATSUHISA OTSUBOArchitects
SO-IL and Ana Prvački
Stan Allen Architect
Studio Anne Holtrop
Sylvia Lavin with Erin Besler and Norman Kelley
T + E + A + M
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The Empire with Ilaria Forti, Joseph Swerdlin, and Barbara Mondolo
The Los Angeles Design Group
Thomas Baecker Bettina Kraus
Tigerman McCurry Architects
Toshiko Mori Architect
July 22, 2017
The Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 – Special Projects
The Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces Special Projects:
a SO – IL and Ana Prvački collaboration and a Francois Perrin installation at the Garfield Park Conservatory
Gerard & Kelly performances at the Farnsworth House
James Welling photographs and Gerard & Kelly videos at the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
Mar 6, 2017
2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial News
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces Participants for the 2017 Edition
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS FOR THE 2017 EDITION
MORE THAN 100 FIRMS AND ARTISTS FROM OVER 20 COUNTRIES
March 6, 2017 – The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) announced today the list of international architecture firms and artists who will participate in its second edition, entitled “Make New History,” to take place September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.
Over 100 firms and artists representing countries around the world were selected by the 2017 Biennial Artistic Directors, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of the Los Angeles–based firm Johnston Marklee. The participants (listed on the following pages) will present their architectural work at the Chicago Cultural Center, as well as additional sites across the city.
“The City of Chicago is proud to host new projects by architects, artists and designers from around the world with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel of today’s announcement. “We are pleased to announce another outstanding lineup of work and perspectives to build on the success of the inaugural 2015 edition. Not only will the breadth of work represented by designers from around the world showcase the future of architecture, but it will also further reinforce Chicago’s stature as a global city.”
“Our goal for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial is to continue to build on the themes and ideas presented in the first edition,” said Lee. In addition, Johnston said, “We hope to examine, through the work of the chosen participants, the continuous engagement with questions of history and architecture as an evolutionary practice.”
“This year’s list of participants was carefully chosen to showcase the future of architecture and design rooted in history,” said Todd Palmer, Executive Director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. “Through presenting a variety of work, we aim to give visitors of all kinds, from leaders across the global architecture community to the interested traveler, an in-depth look at architecture as we know it today, and the chance to be inspired by how architecture is making new history in cities around the world.”
The Biennial’s return is based on the first edition’s success. In 2015, more than 530,000 Chicago residents and visitors took part in CAB, which—as the largest international exhibition of contemporary architecture ever to have taken place in North America—was unprecedented, featuring the ideas of more than 100 architecture and design firms from more than 30 countries.
Based on the diverse representation of today’s lineup announcement, as well as the recent announcement of CAB’s new artistic leadership team, the second edition is poised to build on the success of the first. The Chicago Cultural Center, operated by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, will once again serve as the anchor of the exhibition, with additional sites across the city.
The opening of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will align with the sixth annual EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, which will run September 13–17, 2017 at Navy Pier.
A complete list of Biennial programming and special events will be available in the coming months at www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org.
Chicago Architecture Biennial Participants in 2017
2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial Participants
51N4E (Brussels, Belgium; Tirana, Albania)
6A Architects (London, UK)
Ábalos+Sentkiewicz (Madrid, Spain; Cambridge, USA; Shanghai, China)
Adamo-Faiden (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
AGENdA agencia de arquitectura (Medellin, Colombia)
Aires Mateus (Lisbon, Portugal)
Ana Prvački and SO-IL (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA)
Andrew Kovacs (Los Angeles, USA)
Angela Deuber Architect (Chur, Switzerland)
Ania Jaworska (Chicago, USA)
ArandaLasch and Terrol Dew Johnson (New York, USA; Tucson, USA)
Archi-Union (Shanghai, China)
Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu (Ghent, Belgium)
Arno Brandlhuber and Christopher Roth (Berlin, Germany)
Atelier Manferdini (Venice, USA)
AWP office for territorial reconfiguration (Paris, France; London, UK)
Bak Gordon Arquitectos (Lisbon, Portugal)
Barbas Lopes (Lisbon, Portugal)
Barkow Leibinger (Berlin, Germany)
baukuh (Milan, Italy)
Besler & Sons LLC (Los Angeles, USA)
BLESS (Berlin, Germany)
BUREAU SPECTACULAR (Los Angeles, USA)
Caruso St John (London, UK)
Charlap Hyman & Herrero (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA)
Charles Waldheim (Cambridge, USA)
Christ & Gantenbein (Basel, Switzerland)
Daniel Everett (Chicago, USA; Salt Lake City, USA)
David Schalliol (Chicago, USA)
Dellekamp Arquitectos (Mexico City, Mexico)
Design With Company (Chicago, USA)
Diego Arraigada Arquitectos (Rosario, Argentina)
DOGMA (Brussels, Belgium)
DRDH (London, UK)
ENSAMBLE STUDIO (Madrid, Spain; Boston, USA)
Éric Lapierre Architecture (Paris, France)
Estudio Barozzi Veiga (Barcelona, Spain)
fala atelier (Porto, Portugal)
Filip Dujardin (Ghent, Belgium)
Fiona Connor and Erin Besler (Los Angeles, USA; Auckland, New Zealand)
First Office (Los Angeles, USA)
formlessfinder (New York, USA)
Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, Mexico)
Gerard and Kelly (Los Angeles, USA; New York, USA)
Go Hasegawa (Tokyo, Japan)
HHF Architects (Basel, Switzerland)
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (Chicago, USA)
J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten and Philip Ursprung (Berlin, Germany)
James Welling (New York, USA)
Jesús Vassallo (Houston, USA)
Jorge Otero-Pailos (New York, USA)
June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff (New York, USA; Berlin, Germany)
Karamuk * Kuo Architects (New York, USA; Zurich, Switzerland)
Keith Krumwiede (New York, USA)
Kéré Architecture (Berlin, Germany)
Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin, Germany)
Luisa Lambri (Milan, Italy)
Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten (Zurich, Switzerland)
Made In (Geneva, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland)
MAIO (Barcelona, Spain)
Marianne Mueller (Zurich, Switzerland)
Marshall Brown (Chicago, USA)
MG&Co. (Houston, USA)
MONADNOCK (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
MOS (New York, USA)
Norman Kelley (Chicago, USA; New York, USA)
Nuno brandåo costa arquitectos Ida (Porto, Portugal)
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Brussels, Belgium)
PASCAL FLAMMER (Zurich, Switzerland)
Patrick Braouezec (Paris, France)
Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner (Chicago, USA; Denver, USA)
Pezo Von Ellrichshausen (Concepción, Chile)
Philipp Schaerer (Zurich, Switzerland)
PRODUCTORA (Mexico City, Mexico)
REAL Foundation (London, UK)
Robert Somol (Chicago, USA)
SADAR+VUGA (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Sam Jacob Studio (London, UK)
SAMI-arquitectos (Setubal, Portugal)
SANAA (Tokyo, Japan)
Sauter von Moos (Basel, Switzerland)
Sergison Bates (London, UK; Zurich, Switzerland)
Serie Architects (London, UK; Zurich, Switzerland)
SHINGO MASUDA+KATSUHISA OTSUBO Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
Stan Allen Architect (New York, USA)
Studio Anne Holtrop (Muharraq, Bahrain; Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Studiomumbai (Mumbai, India)
Sylvia Lavin (Los Angeles, USA)
T+E+A+M (Ann Arbor, USA)
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico City, Mexico)
Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (Stockholm, Sweden)
The Empire (Verona, Italy)
The Living (New York, USA)
The Los Angeles Design Group (Los Angeles, USA)
Thomas Baecker Bettina Kraus (Berlin, Germany)
Tigerman McCurry Architects (Chicago, USA)
Toshiko Mori Architect (New York, USA)
UrbanLab (Chicago, USA; Los Angeles, USA)
Urbanus (Shenzhen, China; Beijing, China)
Veronika Kellndorfer (Berlin, Germany)
WELCOMEPROJECTS (Los Angeles, USA)
Work Architecture Company (New York, USA)
Zago Architecture (Los Angeles, USA)
ZAO/standardarchitecture (Shanghai, China)
*Listed alphabetically by Firm Name or First Name
James Welling / Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017
James Welling at the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017
James Welling’s project Chicago , commissioned for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, is comprised of photographs of modernist architect, Mies van der Rohe’s IIT Campus and Lakeshore Drive apartments. Welling first encountered the work of Mies early on in his career while photographing models and design objects in the Department of Architecture and Design of the Museum of Modern Art under Arthur Drexler.
In Chicago, Welling recreates digital versions of lesser known multi-film exposure techniques invented over 50 years ago to make experimental color photography. Welling’s method, which he describes as modeling, draws out the environmental information captured in the image frame and transforms it, exposing an alternate and popish filtration and atmosphere to counter the iconic, absolutism of the architecture of the period.
Chicago reflects an important aspect of our curatorial interest; the tools and techniques of architectural interpretation were as much a part of rendering modernity, as the spaces that were produced in the period.
Work by James Welling
James Welling has been questioning the norms of representation since the 1970’s. His work centers on an exploration of photography, shuffling the elemental components of the medium to produce a distinctly uncompromising body of work. Welling is also intensely interested in cultural and personal ideas of memory in his work. In opening up the medium of photography for experimentation, James Welling’s practice has influenced an entire generation of artists and photographers.
Welling was born in 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Since 2005, his work has been represented by David Zwirner. In 2015, James Welling: Choreograph marked his sixth solo show at the gallery in New York.
In January 2017, the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent presented, James Welling: Metamorphosis, a solo show encompassing the artist’s work from over three decades. The exhibition will travel to Kunstforum Wien in Vienna.
Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs, a solo exhibition hosted in 2015 by the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, presented fifty works from the artist’s Wyeth project. The museum also commissioned the artist to create eight site-specific installations, Gradients, which explore the intersection of photography and sculpture.
In 2013, a major survey, James Welling: Monograph, was organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio and accompanied by a catalogue published by Aperture. The exhibition traveled to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In 2012, James Welling: The Mind on Fire at the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, England, explored the origin and development of Welling’s abstract photographs from the 1980s. The show traveled to the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver.
Welling’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago (2014); Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMASS Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts (both 2013); Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut (both 2012); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (2010); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (both 2002); Sprengel Museum Hannover (1999); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (both 1998). In 2000, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio organized a major survey of his work, which traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1990, the artist’s first museum exhibition was presented by Kunsthalle Bern.
Work by the artist has been extensively included in international group exhibitions, including This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, which was first hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2012. In 2011, the artist’s work was included in Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path, first presented at Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; in 2009, Welling’s work was featured in the critically acclaimed historical survey The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and in 2008, he participated in the Whitney Biennial. In 2004, his work was presented in Os anos 80: Uma topologia/The 80s: A Topology at Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal and Éblouissement at Jeu de Paume, Paris, and in 1992, his work was included in documenta IX.
In 2014, Welling was a recipient of the Infinity Award given by the International Center of Photography, New York. In 2016, he l received the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award from Woodbury University, California. From 1995 to 2016, he was Area Head of Photography at UCLA. He is presently a Visiting Professor of Photography at Princeton University.
The artist’s work is held in major museum collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Vancouver Art Gallery; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Jan 6, 2016
Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015-2016 News
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial attracts over 1/2 million visitors in 2015
Based on “unequivocal” success, Biennial to return in the fall of 2017
January 6, 2016, Chicago, IL – The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial closed this past Sunday, January 3, amid strong public reception and critical acclaim.
About the Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Chicago Architecture Biennial, which took place October 3, 2015, through January 3, 2016, provided a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. Through a constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations, and a program of events, the Biennial invited the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion on the future of the field.
Location: Southside, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Chicago Architecture Design – chronological list
Obama Presidential Center Building in Chicago
Official White House photo : Pete Souza
Major Chicago Buildings
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