LES LUMIERES: BOA Light Studio, The Exhibition

LES LUMIERES: BOA Light Studio, The Exhibition

A Chicago Architecture Biennial partner program

Friday, November 5 at
Free Admission • Pre-registration mandatory for your safety!
On-site installation and exhibition • In English

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From first sketch to final project, an exhibition revealing BOA Light Studio's creative process. The French collective is lighting up architecture worldwide, including the daily newspaper Le Monde's headquarters in Paris. Opening night of the month-long exhibition includes a talk by collective member Philippe Stanfield-Pinel and the inauguration of the billboard-size sculpture crowning the Alliance Française building on Chicago Avenue.  Bring your own light to celebrate with us!


Les Lumières: BOA Light Studio, The Exhibition opens on October 7 and closes on November 5.  


Admission is free and you can visit during our business hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

For Les Lumières : Urban Buffet, the onsite installation on the roof of our 54 W. Chicago building is best seen at night until January 4. 


Explore our neighborhood for the best viewpoint… and tag your selfie #BOAbuffet


Les Lumières: Urban Buffet and Les Lumières: BOA Light Studio, The Exhibition Chicago Architecture Biennial partner programs sponsored by the Alliance Française de Chicago and the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in the US.

These programs are possible in part thanks to the Jean Bodfish Brown Memorial Fund.


Les Lumières: Urban Buffet

BOA Light Studio crowns the Alliance Française's roof with a light sculpture. This available space advertises all the unused, run down or vanished commercial billboards as the technological revolution leads to new means of communication. A reference to the “Siècle des Lumières/Age of Enlightenment ”, the sculpture lights the way for a bold vision : what if the city's available billboards were given a second life to create a denser art presence, making creative speech more accessible to neighborhoods across the city?