4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
The Graham Foundation is pleased to present Breaking Glass, an experimental five-week summer seminar led by artist Irena Knezevic, architect Jimenez Lai, and artist Daniel Bauer along with a host of invited guests from a range of disciplines, including graphic designer Jörg Becker, artist Ronnie Bass, architect Marshall Brown, and curator Stephanie Smith. Held at the Graham Foundation, the focus of the program is to initiate collaborative discourse and production between fourteen selected students and practitioners of art, architecture and design.
During the five-weeks, the Graham Foundation library, second floor galleries, and ballroom serve as a site for research, meeting, and production as well as peripheral programming including film screenings, dérives, and studio visits to augment the specific interests of the students. Discussions, presentations by students and visitors, and project critiques are documented through weekly printed bulletins.
Seminar sessions occur every Thursday between 10AM and 4PM and the series culminates with a final project presentation on August 16.
Seminar Sessions and weekly Thursday evening lectures are open to the public, and access to the working studios is available by request during normal gallery hours. For more information please contact email@example.com.
Irena Knezevic is a Serbian artist working in various visual art formats, music, and architecture. She is currently an assistant professor at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St Louis. Knezevic has recently performed and exhibited her work in solo projects at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; threewalls, Chicago; White Columns, New York; Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Jan Van Eyck Academie, Netherlands; and University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal. Knezevic has collaborated on projects at Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dallas Biennial, Texas; and Control Room, Los Angeles. Her writing or projects have been published by Cabinet Magazine Online; Shoppinghour Magazine; and in Blast Counterblast, published by Mercer Union and WhiteWalls. Upcoming projects will be exhibited at New Projects, Chicago; Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and Kunstverein München, Germany.
Jimenez Lai is an Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Leader of Bureau Spectacular. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai has lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for MOS, AVL, REX, and OMA/Rem Koolhaas in Toronto, Rotterdam, and New York. In the past years, Lai has built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. In 2012, Jimenez Lai has been named a winner to the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.
Daniel Bauer holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (1998) and an MFA from Columbia University, NY (2008). Exhibitions: Kunst Werke, Berlin; Malmo Konsthaal; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY; Tokyo Wonder Site; Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY. Bibliography: The Power of Inclusive Exclusion; Hollow Land; Civilian Occupation; BORDERLINEDISORDER; Studio Magazine; Mute; Metropolis; Landscapes Abused, Institut Fur Landschaftscarchitektur; Frieze; AI-AP DART; Artforum; New York Magazine. Collections: Israel Museum Jerusalem. Awards: Gerald Levy Prize for Young Photographers.
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