Directed by Kogonada
When a renowned architectural scholar falls ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana. Set against the city’s modernist buildings, this visually stunning film follows the son (John Cho) as he strikes up a friendship with Casey, a local architecture enthusiast (Haley Lu Richardson). As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their own conflicted emotions. Exhibit Columbus curators Anne Surak and Jonathan Nesci will discuss the film’s iconic backdrop in relationship to the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Exhibit Columbus’ exhibitions.
About Exhibit Columbus
With an inaugural symposium in fall of 2016 and its first exhibition in fall of 2017, Exhibit Columbus seeks to celebrate Columbus’ design heritage while making it relevant to new audiences. The initial program will be followed by another symposium and exhibition in 2018 and 2019, creating a new and ambitious cycle of events. For more than 70 years, the modest American city of Columbus, Indiana, has shown the world that good design can create an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Today, Columbus consistently ranks among the best cities of its size, and its exceptional design heritage includes seven National Historic Landmarks.
FREE shuttle service from/back to the Chicago Cultural Center and a tour of the SC Johnson corporate headquarters are included in this special program. These Thursday trips to SC Johnson's corporate headquarters will include a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Research Tower and Administration Building; The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright; our award-winning Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall and time in The Lily Pad gift shop.
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