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Studio/Gang was back again this year designing the exhibition, with its layout patterned after a Chicago street grid lined with exhibition spaces. Only one of last year's mylar domes returned, the huge reflective piece hovering over the centerpoint of the exhibition space.
Snarkitecture and Volume Gallery's 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 creating a shifting landscape for relaxation.” Or for checking messages on your smartphone.
. . . a scheme based on a singular modular and flexible millwork unit. Each piece has a distinctive excavated surface that is cut away to reveal interior shelves for the display of books and objects . . .
6018|North's Home, curated by Tricia Van Eck, in which four artists have each made a room for an “artists' home.” The kitchen . . .
John Preus and Dilettante Studio, is constructed out of reclaimed cabinetry, and will host performances, workshops and talks curated by SHOP's Laura Shaeffer with John Marciniak.
Lise Haller Baggesen created her own artists' studio . . .
. . . “replete with disco balls, glitter, and glam” for visitors to sit in and “contemplate life as an artist.” There's also a “chill-out living room” from Sabina Ott, and Jane Jeradi's “performative bedroom [which] presents a captivating space to relax.”
The relationship between art and architecture, of course, is a strong one, and as you walk through the galleries, you'll encounter it repeatedly, from intricately constructed sculptures, architecture captured and transformed through photographs, actual furnished rooms . . .
Hyde Park Art Center . . .
National Resources Defense Council has constructed Metropolis by Vaughn Bell . . .
Expo Chicago 2013 runs Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) Map and information here. This year also marks the first edition of Expo Art Week, which a large number of related events throughout the city. Info here.
From Last Year:
Big Shiny Things: Studio/Gang at Expo Chicago 2012