Membership
Get unlimited digital access. Try it today for only $0.99.
Topics

Norman Foster

In Chicago, an ambitious biennial for architecture banishes the stars and anoints a new generation

In Chicago, an ambitious biennial for architecture banishes the stars and anoints a new generation

The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which opened to the public last weekend with an ambitious collection of gallery installations, performances, talks and tours scattered across the city, does not have an official theme.

The artistic directors, Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda, wanted to keep the exhibition as elastic as possible, the better to accommodate the wide-ranging eclecticism, or maybe the skittish uncertainty, of the current moment in architecture. In a sunny introduction to the catalog they describe their biennial as "an experiment in what is possible" and "a round table at which people of all ages, backgrounds and origins are invited to present...

Loading
60°