Monday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Free Admission - Walk-ins are welcome!
54 W. Chicago Avenue
On Monday, November 25th, we will be having a closing night reception to celebrate SAIC student Simiran Singh's contest-winning project for the beautification of our salon! Come along for homemade food, French wine, and a chance to bring home some of the art objects from the exhibition. While this date marks the end of the Echo exhibition, Simiran's enchanting mural will remain in our cabinets as an integral part of our updated Alliance landscape.
Inspired by French philosophers Hélène Cixous and Edouard Glissant, senior students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, led by Odile Compagnon, propose to create ephemeral environments that trigger a welcoming signal and emphasize the presence of the Alliance Française as a multicultural haven.
Echo is the exhibition of their 17 stunning projects, an imagination of spaces at once closed but open to returning echoes, words and memories.
Come step inside our reimagined closets and experience the in-between world of Flâneur for yourself!
Flâneur, by Simiran Singh, the jury-selected project realized on-site this fall, proposes an experience of space inserted into the Alliance Francaise of Chicago where doors camouflaged into the walls open to a whole new world. This whimsical take on the hidden passages within the walls of French hôtels particuliers create an element of delight, wonder. The wall-papered landscape is inspired by le Douanier Rousseau and represents a modern allegory of a utopian planetary garden, enclosed and surprising – a real trompe-l’oeil.
A Chicago Architecture Biennial Partner Program made possible thanks to the Jean Bodfish Brown Memorial Fund with the support of the School of the Art institute of Chicago.
Exhibition and installation can be viewed through November 23 during our business hours. Please entre via 810 N. Dearborn.
A special thanks to the vernissage performers: Carolina Pereira,Ankita Sehgal, Naomi Shah and Valeria Watson.
Illustration © Odile Compagnon
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