The international exposition of contemporary & modern art
13-17 September 2017
opening preview Wednesday 13 SEP 2017
Navy pier | Chicago



The Roundhouse
DuSable Museum of African American History
Palais de Tokyo | Singing Stones
Opening celebration Night
Tuesday, 12. September 2017 | 8 – 11 pm
Extended hours during EXPO ART WEEK
Wednesday, 13. September 2017 | 10 am–7 pm
Thursday, 14. September 2017 | 10 am–7pm
Friday, 15. September 2017 | 10am–7 pm
Saturday, 16. September 2017 10m–7pm
Sunday, 17. September 2017 noon–7pm
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
Curated by Katell Jaffrès

Exhibition: 13. September –29. October 2017
740 East 56th Place, Chicago, Illinois 60637





Palais de Tokyo presents a group exhibition in Chicago in partnership with the Institut français and EXPO CHICAGO, alongside the Chicago Architecture Biennial, with the participation of the DuSable Museum of African American History, Mana Contemporary Chicago, the Graham Foundation and The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
The exhibition, which brings together thirteen artists, including a designer, amidst one of Chicago’s iconic buildings, explores the multiple relationships between art and architecture. It is being presented in an architectural masterpiece, which is strongly rooted in the city’s history and will be reopening to the public for the first time for many years: The Roundhouse. At the heart of this remarkable edifice, the show creates an intimate dialogue between original productions and pre-existent works. A selection of the onsite pieces, conceived and produced specifically for this event by guest artists in dialogue with the architectural envelope that surrounds them, distinguish themselves by providing a support, or a frame, for the works of other artists, while being artworks themselves.

Palais de Tokyo’s “Singing Stones,” curated by Katell Jaffrès,
brings together 11 emerging artists from both the French and Chicago art scenes, as part of the first off-site 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.





The Roundhouse / DuSable Museum Campus



Dans le cadre de son premier hors-les-murs aux USA, le Palais de Tokyo présente, en partenariat avec l’ INSTITUT FRANÇAIS, l’expo “Singing Stones”, curatée par Katell Jaffrès, réunissant 11 artistes émergents de la scène française et de la scène artistique de Chicago. Présentée au sein de The Roundhouse—un espace de 17 000 sq. ft. construit en 1881 par Burnham & Root—au DuSable Museum of African American History, l’exposition mettra en dialogue productions originales et travaux pré-existants.



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