The Arts Club of Chicago is pleased to present a project by its current Fellows Leah Ke Yi Zheng & Danny Bredar, running from January 11 – February 8, 2022. Revolving around their fictional gallery, Currency, and its director-construct, Wenzel Beckenbauer, their works inhabit the Drawing Room and various nooks and utility spaces of The Arts Club to insinuate questions: Can objects conjure a person? What is a person? Janus, or Tiresias, or…? The presence and absence of Wenzel crawls through the public and private sides of the institution’s building, marking its library, restrooms, kitchen, and other spaces with traces of an entity that oscillates between reality, objecthood, and virtual disintegration.
On Fridays from 4 - 6pm and Saturdays from 1 - 3pm from January 14 through February 5, Zheng and Bredar will hold regular office hours to discuss their work with visitors. Viewings outside of office hours may be accommodated by appointment.
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Image: Installation Photo by Guanyu Gary Xu