CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 04.23.08

CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 04.23.08

Heather Blaha
Apr 23, 2008

Art & Design Events...

  • Artropolis 2008: including the International Antiques Fair
    • "Featuring more than 100 of the world's top dealers, the Fair will showcase antiques and fine art from a wide range of categories, periods and locales."
    • Merchandise Mart, 8th floor
    • April 25-28 (opening night preview party April 24)

  • Art Chicago 2008
    • "Art Chicago™ offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawing, prints, sculpture, video and special installations."
    • Merchandise Mart
    • April 25-28 (opening night preview party April 24)

  • Kim Curtis: Disruption (Main Gallery) and Andrea Loefke: Folding an orange fish out of newspaper
    • "Because we viewers are so adept at quickly reconstructing these relationships into something recognizable, (Curtis') use of disruption paired with the courtship of abstract shape and color pattern over realistic reference helps to avoid literalism in her 'landscapes.'"
      Andrea Loefke creates installations where fictional narratives, dream worlds with anchors in the real, occupy a space between familiarity and fantasy."
    • Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, 1044 W. Fulton Market St.
    • Through May 10

  • Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds
    • "Originally installed in 1966 at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City, Silver Clouds inspired choreographer Merce Cunningham to create a dance work with music by David Tudor and sets by artist Jasper Johns"
    • Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 North Michigan Avenue
    • Through April 27

  • Figuration in Contemporary Design
    • Featuring: Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Jürgen Mayer H., UNStudio, Foreign Office Architects, Kuth/Raneri, ROY, Joel Sanders with Balmori Associates, KOL/MAC, Greg Lynn/FORM, R&Sie, Klein Dytham, Gage/Clemenceau, MoD, Aranda/Lasch, Kivi Sotamaa, PATTERNS, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Marcel Wanders, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Hella Jongerius, Patricia Urquiola, Tord Boontje, Petra Blaisse, Abbott Miller, An Te Liu, Demakersvan, and 2x4.
    • The Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through June 8

  • Karen Kilimnik
    • "This exhibition is the first significant survey of the work of American artist Karen Kilimnik, a key figure in contemporary art who emerged in the late 1980s and early '90s."
    • MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
    • Feb. 23-June 8

  • Henry Darger Exhibition
    • "In spring 2000, Intuit took possession of the contents of artist Henry Darger's living and working space, which was located at 851 Webster Street in Chicago. Intuit's Henry Darger Room Collection includes tracings, clippings from newspapers, magazines, comic books, cartoons, children's books, coloring books, personal documents, and architectural elements, fixtures, and furnishings from Darger's original room.."
    • Intuit Gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    • Through June 28

  • XIX: 19th Century Design
    • "Works by Viollet-le-Duc, Owen Jones, Charles Garnier and the Americans, Burnham and Root demonstrate the breadth of ideas for this watershed epoch."
    • ArchiTech Gallery of Architectural Art, 1044 W. Fulton Market St
    • Through August 30

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