Palais de Tokyo | Singing Stones
An exhibition presented as part of the off-site program of Palais de Tokyo and Institut français
Singing Stones, curated by the Palais de Tokyo’s Katell Jaffrès, brought 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 presented an intimate dialogue between original productions and pre-existing works that opened during the sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO (September 13–17), and ran concurrently through the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018). The exhibition design involved 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.
September 18–October 29
Tuesday–Saturday — 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday — 12:00–5:00pm
Media Distribution Partner: Newcity
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.