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Serpentine Gallery in London- 1970

The Serpentine Gallery was opened by the Arts Council in 1970, with an original mission to show the work of emerging artists. It has expanded hugely since then, and changed a lot. The 2013 addition of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery means there are two free exhibitions on concurrently and the experimental summer pavilion draws large architectural and design crowds. However, these are only part of what the Serpentine has to offer. Its education projects are some of the most well thought through and interesting of all of London’s larger not-for-profit spaces.



The REBUILD FOUNDATION is proud to serve as a partner organization and venue for the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. In celebration of the State of the Art of Architecture, Rebuild will run several special series of programs, screenings, and workshops. All programs take place at the Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S. Stony Island Ave.). 

Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell in 1923, the Stony Island Arts Bank has recently undergone a radical restoration led by Rebuild Foundation's artistic director Theaster Gates. As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the tour will include viewings of two Biennial commissions: installations by Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga and Mexico City-based architect Frida Escobedo.

Artist Talks at the Arts Bank, Talks are free and open to the public, but space is limited.

6:00 - 7:30pm

Once a month during the Biennial artists, architects, academics, and critics will be invited to give talks at the Stony Island Arts Bank according to monthly programmatic themes: “public space” in October, “everyday design” in November, and “housing” in December. TBD