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 with Andrew Schachman


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.

Exhibition Hours

September 18–October 29
Mondays Closed
Tuesday–Saturday — 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday — 12:00–5:00pm




Opening Sponsors 

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.