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Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Cultural Center serves as one of the main exhibition venue sites for CAB 5 Chicago, featuring projects from more than 80 participants from about ten countries.
Opened in 1897, the Chicago Cultural Center is a Chicago landmark building operated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and is home to free cultural exhibits and programming year-round.
The High Line
The High Line is pleased to present a selection of images that were first presented as part of an exhibition held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, organized by Stephen Gray and Caroline Filice Smith in recognition of the 2017 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design. Recreating the spatial and rhythmic experience of walking along the High Line, where billboards and buildings frame and re-frame elevated perceptions of New York City, the exhibition brings together images, drawings, photographs and sketches that tell the story of this world-renowned park in the sky. Once an abandoned industrial relic, the High Line is now a preeminent example of urban infrastructure reuse. The visionary design was a collaboration between Field Operations (Project Lead), Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and planting designer Piet Oudolf. After winning the design competition in 2004, this team has led the design and construction for each phase of the park’s development. The High Line has since become a global inspiration for cities to rethink and transform unused industrial zones into dynamic public spaces. The exhibition is curated by Patrick Hazari.
In addition, the High Line presents a selection of videos by contemporary visual artists whose work references different forms of architectural language. The expression “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” is used to communicate the futility of translating the experience of music into words. The exhibition Dancing About Architecture shares works by four artists—Young-jun Tak, Gerard & Kelly, and Clarissa Tossin—who take up the challenge of interacting with and interpreting the built environment through the human body. Additionally, High Line Art presents The Gift by Jasmina Cibic, an artist who focuses on how Modernist architecture has been used to establish various state identities, particularly during Europe’s moments of ideological and political crises and its attempts at transnationalism. This presentation is curated by Melanie Kress, former High Line Art Curator.