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Faculty Members, Chair Exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago

Graduate programs chair Hernan Diaz Alonso of Xefirotarch, and faculty members Florencia Pita of fpmod and Tom Wiscombe of Emergent will exhibit their work in the Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design exhibition opening at The Art Institute of Chicago on Saturday, December 11. The exhibition is centered on the Internet-based fluid exchange between disciplines—fueled by advances in production processes, materials research, social and environmental concerns, and influences drawn from scientific and biological research—which is resulting in new attitudes to architecture and design.

The 6-month long exhibition presents more than 30 projects that span from architecture to multimedia and conceptual design from an international group of architects and designers. Diaz Alonso will exhibit the commissioned piece Eam-mess (chaise), Pita the commissioned installation Cronopios-drawing off edge, and Wiscombe will showcase his Novosibirsk Summer Pavilion (2007). Other exhibitors include Jurgen Mayer H., R&Sie(n), Experimental Jetset, Arik Levy, Studio Makkink & Bey, Shigeru Ban, Joris Laarman, Nacho Carbonell and Matali Crasset.

The exhibition also features specially commissioned works such as inventive new furniture elements by architect Greg Lynn and a multimedia project by Simon Heijdens that tunes the ambience of an interior space to exterior climatic conditions.

Hyperlinks will be on view at The Art Institute of Chicago through July 20, 2011. Read more >>