Assemble: Tufting Gun Tapestries

Opening: Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 6 – 8 pm
Tuesday, Sep 17 – Oct 27, 2019

University of Chicago
915 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

On view starting September 13.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 17, 6-8pm | Logan Center Gallery

Logan Center Exhibitions presents Assemble: Tufting Gun Tapestries. For their first presentation in Chicago, Maria Lisogorskaya and Louis Schulz, members of the architecture collective Assemble Studio, will lead a series of public workshops in collaboration with students from the Material Institute in New Orleans to produce a large-scale tapestry to be displayed in the Logan Center Gallery. Exploring their interests in alternative education and spatial practices, this project will transform the Logan Center Gallery into an active site of learning through an investigation of fabric arts, and will consider its spatial and political potential. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of photographs, texts, and ephemera that contextualize Assemble Studio’s approach through past projects. 

Assemble is a multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio who practice a hands-on and collaborative approach to making spaces that support creativity, collaboration and the active participation of people in cities. The social focus and impact of their work was recognized in the receipt of the Turner Prize in 2015 for the network of neighborhood projects created in collaboration with the residents of Granby, Liverpool. Following their foundational self-built project in 2010, The Cineroleum in Clerkenwell, the studio has created a diverse body of work at a variety of scales, focused on cultural, residential, workspace and public realm projects. Assemble's work is characterized by a holistic view of projects combined with a diversity of output. It spans across different scales and mediums, including strategic and organizational development, product design and manufacturing, curation and programming and the design and construction of full-scale building projects.

 

Image: Assemble group photo. Courtesy of Assemble