From a chamber beneath downtown Zhekagoynak (Chicago), Indigenous futurist SANTIAGO X seeks to uproot the invasive architectures that dominate the city’s skyline, replacing modernist monuments to white supremacy with future landscapes that underscore the Anthropocene as a glitch in geological time. The artist’s first solo exhibition, VISIONS/VOIDS, showcases recent and developing bodies of work that challenge the distinctions between natural, built, and virtual environments through a thoughtful fusion of ancestral and emergent place-making technologies, illuminating these liminal spaces
Volume Gallery is pleased to present BRICKS, the second solo exhibition of new work by Chicago-based architect and designer Ania Jaworska. BRICKS engages this elemental unit of construction formally and conceptually to create a homage that is at once sincere, humorous, pragmatic, and seductive. Bricks are both resolutely material and culturally potent. Especially in Chicago, they aggregate to form a backdrop to urban life, and not always elegantly or intentionally
We’re gathering together again in person in a place where Chicagoans have always gathered together – community gardens. Join the Chicago Humanities Festival and our neighborhood partners at Rainbow Beach, with its historic Victory Garden, for a morning of tours, scavenger hunts, conversations with experts, and more!