Palais de Tokyo | Singing Stones

Singing Stones
September 12 —October 29, 2017

Curated by Katell Jaffrès (Palais de Tokyo)

Residency | August, 2017
Exhibition | September 13–October 29, 2017
Opening Reception: 8:00–11:00pm | Tuesday, September 12, 2017 

The Roundhouse
740 E 56th Place | Chicago, IL 60637
Free entry.


Wilfrid Almendra, Daniel G. Baird, Floating Museum, Dorian Gaudin, Lola Gonzàlez, Bouchra Khalili, Guillaume Leblon, Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini, Cauleen Smith, Thomas Teurlai, Raphaël Zarka, and Andrew Schachman


An exhibition presented as part of the off-site program of Palais de Tokyo and Institut français

Join Artsy and EXPO CHICAGO for the Opening Night Celebration. RSVP Here by August 29. 

Singing Stones, curated by the Palais de Tokyo’s Katell Jaffrès, brings together 11 emerging artists from both the French and Chicago art scenes, as part of the first Hors les Murs exhibition in the United States, in partnership with the Institut français. Presented within The Roundhouse—a 17,000 sq. ft space built in 1881 and designed by Burnham & Root—at the DuSable Museum of African American History, the exhibition will present an intimate dialogue between original productions and pre-existing works to open during the sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO (September 13–17), and will run concurrently through the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018). The exhibition design will involve a strong architectural component through a partnership with the Graham Foundation with Guest Designer Andrew Schachman, to collaborate with Jaffrès on a singular approach to the space and exhibition design.

The program is an extension of the French-American Curatorial Exchange initiated in 2013 with the Cultural Services of French Embassy in the United States.

EXPO ART WEEK Schedule  

Opening Night
Tuesday, September 12 — Palais de Tokyo Hors les Murs reception
8:00–11:00pm — Free entry, please RSVP here.

Extended hours during EXPO ART WEEK
Wednesday, September 13 — 10:00am–7:00pm
Thursday, September 14 — 10:00am–7:00pm
Friday, September 15 — 10:00am–7:00pm 
Saturday, September 16 — 10:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, September 17 — noon–7:00pm

Exhibition Hours during run of show
September 18–October 29
Mondays Closed
Tuesday–Saturday — 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday — 12:00–5:00pm




Opening Sponsors 

Generous support is provided by Anne Kaplan and Anne Dias, founding members of the French American Cultural Exchange in Chicago program (FACE Foundation) and Les Amis Américains du Palais de Tokyo.