Sharing Space: Creative Intersections in Architecture and Design art ArtIC
Even though the not-to-be-missed Picasso and Chicago exhibit
concludes its four-month run at the Art Institute of Chicago next week, those lovely ArtIC museum curators have already gone and given us another reason to return Loop-ward. The stunning “Sharing Space: Creative Intersections in Architecture and Design” showcase is on display now until August, and given the Windy City is not only home to both Lloyd Wright as well as the original silhouetted skyline, it’s easy to see why the exhibit is so fitting for this architecture Mecca.
Featuring work expertly culled from the Department of Architecture and Design’s renowned permanent collections, Sharing Space draws from work by architects, urban planners, graphic and industrial designers whose portfolios span the 1940s to today, organising the pieces into broad, conversation-starting themes like colour, geometry, structure, and technology. Architect Douglas Garofalo’s 1991 “Camouflage House” as well as Johanna Grawunder’s vibrant 2010 glass table prompt discourse on the effect of colour on design; while 40s radio design is exhibited next to Yves Behar’s Jambox of 2011, evoking awe at the pace of modern day technological advances. With 70 years’ worth of design and architecture to ponder, we consider this a welcomed crash course on the art and innovation of the C.20th-21st.