Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity examines contemporary works of art that take as their subject the form, technology, myth, message, and image of that iconic building structure, the skyscraper. While the exhibition has particular relevance to Chicago, the city that is widely known as the birthplace of this architectural type, artists throughout the world—in addition to authors, filmmakers, poets, and undoubtedly architects—have been enthralled by the human desire to build farther and farther into the sky, testing technological limits while embodying a yearning for spiritual connection to the heavens. Artists’ endeavors to explore this desire have taken many forms, from video and film to sculpture, painting, and photography.
- 01Michael Darling Skyscraper introduction
- 02Michael Darling Burden's "Chrysler Building"
- 03Enoc PerezPerez's "Marina Towers"
- 04Jeff CarterCarter's "Untitled #3"
- 05Peter WegnerWegner's "Buildings Made of Sky VI"
- 06Jan TichyTichy's "Installation No. 3"
- 07Michael Darling Acconci's "High Rise"
- 08Michael Darling Attia's "Untitled (skyline)"
- 09Eliza MyrieMyrie' "raze/raise-topple/top pull"
- 10Michael Darling Sosnowska's "The Fire Escape"
- 11Jakob KoldingKolding's "Untitled," 2000
- 12Michael Darling Feldmann's "9/12 Frontpage"
- 13Ahmet ÖgütÖgüt's "Exploded City"
- 14Yin XiuzhenYin's Portable Cities
- 15Michael Darling Genzken's "Galerie (Gallery)"