Free Chicago Architecture Biennial Films.
The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a three month long event offering many free events, lectures, tours, exhibits and more city-wide. The 2019 Chicago Biennial will run from Sept. 19, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020. See all films City-wide here.
The following events celebrate the centennial of the Bauhaus with a film screening on Dec. 2 and a related lecture on Dec. 3, 2019.
Biennial Film Screening: Two Stones
When: Tuesday, December 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST Register here.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Common Ground
Film screening and artist talk with Biennial contributor Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Adrienne Brown about van Oldenborgh’s film Two Stones.
Two Stones, 2019, is a single screen projection with two soundtracks on separate headphones and a specially designed seating object (in collaboration with Laura Amann).
Two Stones explores the trajectories and ideals of the Bauhaus-trained, German architect Lotte Stam-Beese and the Caribbean activist and writer Hermina Huiswoud through dialogues and appearances by contemporary protagonists. Both Stam-Beese and Huiswoud spent time working in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and both ended up being active in the Netherlands after WWII.
Bauhaus: Through Other Stories
When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CST Register here.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Claudia Cassidy Theater
On the centennial of the Bauhaus, when the legacies of the movement (on design research, teaching and practice for example) are being celebrated, there is an unprecedented opportunity to bring forward fresh perspectives on its impacts and continued relevance in the present.
This conversation re-centers concerns that might have been considered peripheral—from the role Chicago plays in disseminating the lessons and legacies of the European-derived movement, to foregrounding the visionary contribution of women, to exploring the ways in which the Bauhaus ecosystem made contact with (or avoided) adjacent concerns and questions of politics.
Participants include Wendelein van Oldenburgh, Contributor to the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, and artist Barbara Kasten in a conversation introduced and moderated by Alison Fisher, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at The Art Institute of Chicago.