Fall Arts Preview: Chicago Architectural Biennial

5 September 2019

The Farnsworth House designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.


1000M is located on Chicago’s Cultural Mile, where there’s always something waiting to excite and inspire. And speaking of waiting… our favorite Midwestern season, fall, is lurking just around the corner, ready to bring with it an abundance of cultural and arts affairs.

Newcity Design just released their Fall Arts Preview, a sneak peek at the latest and greatest events coming to Chicago this season—and it’s a lineup you won’t want to miss. 


Chicago Architectural Biennial

This year’s theme for the Chicago Architectural Biennial is “…and other such stories.” The intriguing third biennial seeks to open up dialogue surrounding architecture, the built environment and its effect on our social, political and economic lives. The exhibit is framed through four curatorial frames: No Land Beyond, Appearances and Erasure, Rights and Reclamations and Common Grounds. With a reach spanning beyond just architecture, the biennial includes projects covering building, design, planning, visual art, policymaking, pedagogy, research, activism and more.

The Chicago Architectural Biennial takes place at the Chicago Cultural Center from September 19, 2019 to January 5, 2020. 


Chicago Works: Assaf Evron at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago Works: Assaf Evron is an exhibit running alongside the Chicago Architectural Biennial, and the artist’s first solo US museum exhibit. Featuring dynamic pieces, the exhibit highlights both two- and three-dimensional works, utilizing Evron’s photojournalistic background, to document spaces and structures in both Chicago and Israel, and explore how these spaces influence our political, cultural, economic, and religious belief systems.

Chicago Works: Assaf Evron is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art from July 23, 2019 to January 6, 2020. Learn more about planning your visit today on the museum’s website.


Geometry of Light at the Farnsworth House

The Farnsworth House is an iconic Modernist structure, built by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from 1949-1951. Also running in tandem with the Chicago Architectural Biennial, Geometry of Light is a light-based art intervention by Luftwerk, in collaboration with Iker Gil. The exhibition’s projections of patterned lights are accompanied by a sound-piece concert, exploring the geometries that connect the home to its natural landscape. 

Geometry of Light takes place at the Farnsworth House from October 11-13. Learn more about planning your visit today on the Farnsworth House website.