About this artwork
Jeanne Gang’s mixed-media model for the facade of a proposed Chicago visitor center showcases her interest in tactility. Clad with a series of sequinlike photovoltaic modules hung from a lightweight wire structure, the proposed facade explores the notion of seriality, transposing an abstract vocabulary of decorative patterning onto a functional device. The solar modules enhance the building’s sustainability while also providing it with a powerful graphic identity from the street.
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- Architecture and Design
- Studio Gang Architects
- Visitors Center Model
- Nails, sequins, wood, and Plexiglas
- 78.7 x 36.8 x 5 cm (31 x 14 1/2 x 2 in.)
- Gift of Jeanne Gang
- © Jeanne Gang and the Art Institute of Chicago.