“Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye” is on view Sept. 19, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.,
This Saturday, the Art Institute of Chicago will open “Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye,” the largest comprehensive survey of the work of the OBE-awarded British architect on the rise, which originated earlier this year at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Culling from among over 50 projects Adjaye has built around the world, from libraries to private residences, museums, retail spaces and master city plans, “Making Place” highlights the threads and ideas that lead from one project to the next. “David is a fearless architect, an unconventional thinker, and he is committed to rethinking the possibilities of architecture,” says Zoe Ryan of the Art Institute, who co-curated the show alongside Okwui Enwezor, the Haus der Kunst’s director. It was a fruitful collaboration: “Okwui shows us the work through the lens of contemporary art and I am looking at things through the lens of design and architecture,” she explains. The exhibition aims to bring Adjaye’s projects to life through drawings, sketches, models and a film by Oliver Hardt.