The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) announces more than 100 Program Partner organizations that will present collateral events and exhibitions in Chicago, Illinois. Partner programming will coincide with the preview on September 14-15, 2017, and continue for the duration of the Biennial, from the opening weekend on September 16-17 through January 7, 2018.
The Biennial and its partners will explore Chicago’s rich historic legacy as an incubator of architectural ideas and showcase diverse cultural sites across the city and region through a range of programs that are available to the public. The city and its buildings will provide a space for international participants and visitors to explore the 2017 theme, Make New History, and to question how the past connects to the present, while also inspiring the future of art, architecture, and urban design.
“The Program Partners of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will further explore and examine the meaning of architecture today, and reflect and expand on the Biennial’s theme of ‘Make New History,'” said the 2017 Biennial Artistic Directors, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of the Los Angeles-based firm Johnston Marklee.
Todd Palmer, Executive Director of the 2017 Biennial, added, “The Biennial and its partners will leverage Chicago’s unique legacy to present compelling programming, events, and exhibitions which will highlight the Artistic Directors’ vision.”
“It’s exciting that visitors to the Biennial and Chicago residents will be able to enjoy the architecture related programming throughout the entire city,” said Mark Kelly, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. “Chicago’s architectural history is embedded within every neighborhood and touches so many of our world-class cultural organizations and venues.”
The opening of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will align with the sixth annual EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, which will run September 13-17, 2017, at Navy Pier.