This year’s design amplifies our previous experiments using suspended large-scale sculptural elements to define distinct areas for gathering and relaxing, while simultaneously creating an exciting optical experience of the art and activity that shifts as visitors move through the space. Refining the expo floor’s organization (a grid cut through by a strong diagonal pathway) will also increase ease of navigation and further enhance the art’s visibility.New this year will be the work of Brooklyn's Snarckitecture, with Bend, “a series of upholstered foam cylinders that bend, twist and drape over one another to create a reconfigurable seating environment. Inhabiting a world between collapse and animation, the elongated cylindrical forms create a shifting landscape for relaxation.” Snarckitecture will also be designing a pop-up bookstore for the MCA.
Expo Chicago Announces Design Highlights for 2013 (official press release)
Big Shiny Things: Studio/Gang at Expo Chicago at Navy Pier
Mana Contemporary launches satellite show during Expo Chicago at new Pilsen artist studio and support facility