We are very sorry to hear that the architect, artist, and curator FrancoisPerrin died this morning.
Perrin was born in Paris, worked in Los Angeles at his studio Air Architecture, and will be greatly missed.
From top: FrancoisPerrin; FrancoisPerrin, Air Houses: Designfor a New Climate, at the Garfield Park Conservatory, a project for the 2017 ChicagoArchitectureBiennial, photograph by SteveHall, courtesy the Chicago ArchitectureBiennial; Perrin’s design for a guesthouse in Brentwood, Los Angeles; the PAS House, designed by Perrin and skater GilLebonDelapointe for Pierre Andre Senizergues.
Originally commissioned for the 2017 Chicago Architectural Biennial, BLESS NO. 60 LOBBY CONQUERORS—in dialog with the 1960 Artek furniture line Kiki, designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara—is on view through the weekend at Mathew Gallery in New York.
In partnership with the Institut Français—and in conjunction with Expo Chicago and the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial—the PALAIS DE TOKYO presents SINGING STONES, their first Horsles murs exhibition in the United States.
Curated by Katell Jaffrès of Palais de Tokyo, SINGING STONES takes place in The Roundhouse, a 17,000 sq. ft space designed by Burnham & Root at theDuSable Museum of African American History. A dialog between original productions and pre-existing works, the exhibitionbrings together several emerging artists from Chicago and France: Wilfrid Almendra, Daniel G. Baird, FloatingMuseum, Dorian Gaudin, Lola Gonzàlez, Bouchra Khalili, GuillaumeLeblon, FlorianPugnaire & David Raffini, Cauleen Smith, Thomas Teurlai, Raphaël Zarka. and guest designer Andrew Schachman.
SINGING STONES—PALAIS DE TOKYO, through October 29.
THE ROUNDHOUSE—DU SABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, 740 East 56th Place, Hyde Park, Chicago.
Jessica Lang—choreographer, artistic director, and former member of Twyla Tharp’s company—and her troupe will make their Music Center debut later this month.
Performing two of her recent—TESSERACTS OF TIME (2015, commissioned for the Chicago Architectural Biennial), and THOUSAND YARD STARE (2016)—along with dances from her repertoire, the evening also includes WHITE, a dance created on film.