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Cédric Van Parys, Sentinels: Iron Portals of Chicagoland

Cédric Van Parys, "Sentinels: Iron Portals of Chicagoland," 2024

About the program

University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture

845 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607

As the Garofalo Fellow for 2023-2024, Cédric Van Parys has investigated and transformed the meaning of billboard infrastructures as representative monuments of American culture by juxtaposing and reconciling word, image and object.

The Fellowship concludes with an exhibition at the University of Illinois School of Architecture, where Van Parys will present a series of photographic and sculptural works manifesting a spiritual fundamentalism through conceptual and material appropriation. This is followed by a lecture at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago.

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