Anyone who’s spent time in the Loop has no doubt noticed the honeycomb towers of Marina City standing over the Chicago River. Architect Bertrand Goldberg’s “city within a city” forms one of most unique parts of the Chicago skyline. The interior of Marina City is just as unconventional, with residential units that have multiple balconies and almost no right angles. Upon learning of these “pie in the sky” apartments with their triangular floor plans, one can’t help but wonder who lives in a place like that?
Architect Iker Gil and photographer Andreas Larsson offer a rejoinder to your wonderment with Inside Marina City, a companion show to Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, granting a rare glimpse into the domestic life of Marina City residents. Since the apartments have remained relatively affordable all these years, a rich variety of nests have been feathered there from all walks of life. While some residents have renovated and redesigned their homes entirely, others have left many of the original fixtures and appliances intact. Indulge your voyeuristic side with a peek inside Marina City before the exhibition closes January 15.
A catalogue accompanies the exhibition and can be found in the Museum Shop.
5 hours 2 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
6 hours 54 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
Closing October 16—http://bit.ly/2du3GXh
3 days 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on their grand opening this weekend. The building, designed by architect David Adjaye, is a truly historic addition to the National Mall in Washington D.C. #APeoplesJourney #MakingHistory