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Visitors Center Model

A work made of nails, sequins, wood, and plexiglas.
© Jeanne Gang and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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  • A work made of nails, sequins, wood, and plexiglas.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Studio Gang (American, founded 1997)
Jeanne Gang (American, born 1964)

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Studio Gang Architects

Title

Visitors Center Model

Origin

Chicago

Date

1997–2006

Medium

Nails, sequins, wood, and Plexiglas

Dimensions

78.7 × 36.8 × 5 cm (31 × 14 1/2 × 2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne Gang

Reference Number

2003.182

Copyright

© Jeanne Gang and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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