Opening Friday: 10 Visions

From the Art Institute of Chicago's web page:
Throughout history, Chicago architects have played an active and far-reaching role in bringing innovation to the city'’s built environment. They are often the pioneers who debate and propose new ideas for tackling pressing needs of the city. Chicago Architecture: Ten Visions celebrates this role by asking ten architects to define an issue important for the future of the city and create a "spatial commentary" on that theme.

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Stanley Tigerman and Henry Cobb worked with Art Institute curators to pick the ten architects, which includes the usual suspects (Jeanne Gang, Douglas Garofalo, Ralph Johnson, Ronald Krueck, Margaret McCurry, Eva Maddox, Joe Valerio) with some newer and lesser-known names (Katerina Reudi, Elva Rubio, Xavier Vendrell). Each architect was given a roughly 20-foot square space at the museum as a "mini-exhibition" within the larger, Tigerman-designed layout. The exhibition's open-ended nature guarantees a wide variety of ideas explored and types of presentations.

A panel discussion will be held on December 2 at the museum. Tickets cost $10 for Architecture & Design Society members, $15 for the general public, with reservations recommended.