September 16 - January 7, 2018
- Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602
Make New History, the main exhibition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, is curated by Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee who will transform the Chicago Cultural Center by introducing a series of unique viewing experiences. For four months, the rooms, galleries, and even hallways of the Cultural center will allow visitors to experience both the Biennial and the historic building in new ways. The Artistic Directors have drawn out a series of topics from the diverse group of practices and projects on view at the Chicago Cultural Center. These topics are Image, Material, Building, and Civic Histories, which will be woven throughout the show. Whether they take the form of drawings, installations, environments, or performances, these projects reflect the ongoing significance of the past, and the myriad ways that history is invoked in the production of new forms of architectural thought.
Highlights of Make New History include a contemporary exploration of the 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower competition at a monumental scale in the Cultural Center’s Yates Hall, a collection of scale model dioramas which reconsider the interiors of some of architecture history’s most iconic buildings and an exhibition of ongoing experiments in contemporary architectural photography curated by Jesús Vasallo entitled A Love of the World. The exhibition represents a selection of works by some of the most innovative photographers in the field today. The Biennial is free and open to the public from September 16, 2017 to January 7, 2018.