Point of View - Point of View September 2008


Solid Void Opens in Chicago

Cecil Balmond’s latest solo exhibition opens today at Chicago’s Graham Foundation, which occupies the Madlener House, a Prairie-style mansion in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood. Balmond’s H_edge installation—made of more than 6,000 aluminum leaves and 5,000 feet of stainless-steel chain—is woven through the house’s original living room, music room, foyer, and dining room. In her 2007 profile, Jennifer Kabat wrote…


Today marks the launch of West Coast Green, the three-day home show dedicated to sustainable home design and construction.

Behind the Cover – September

      We were impressed with Volume when we collaborated with them on the February 2007 cover. So when we wanted a San Francisco-based graphic-design team to work on our September cover, they seemed like the obvious choice. When we approached them, they told us they had actually created the exhibition graphics for the Academy, and all the pieces…

New York to Get Its Own Bean

Chicagoans have grown used to, and even come to embrace, their Second City status, but there are a few areas where the windier burg routinely trumps its more populous rival: hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, skyscrapers, and, in recent years, public art. Millennium Park’s gleaming 110-ton Anish Kapoor sculpture—nicknamed “The Bean”—has become a beloved symbol of the city since its 2004…