Dimensions of Citizenship: Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos Exhibition Postpones Feb. 15 Opening

The Chicago presentation of Dimensions of Citizenship: Architecture and Belonging from the Body to the Cosmos – a reinstallation of the official U.S. Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale – has been postponed due to a slowdown in cargo handling and subsequent transportation delays from the East Coast-based shipyard. The exhibition was to open Friday, February 15, 2019; new opening and closing dates will be announced soon. Dimensions of Citizenship will be on view for the first time in the United States at Wrightwood 659, a new art space designed by Tadao Ando and located at 659 W. Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago.

“The exhibition contents arrived via boat from Italy to a New York shipyard and have been held up there for weeks, due to congestion in the port,” said Wrightwood 659 Director Lisa Cavanaugh. “It is worth noting, given the fact that this exhibition tackles topics of migration and boundaries, that the recent government shutdown complicated and no doubt contributed to the delay in the receipt of our shipment.”

Devoted to exploring the relationships between citizenship, architecture, and design, Dimensions of Citizenship presents seven immersive installations, each created by a transdisciplinary team of artists, architects, and designers, as well as suite of film and video works by an international group of filmmakers. Commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and The University of Chicago (UChicago), the U.S. presentation of Dimensions of Citizenship at Wrightwood 659 in Chicago is made possible by Alphawood Foundation Chicago.

Dimensions of Citizenship will be on view at Wrightwood 659 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with opening date to be announced. Tickets will be available on-line only and a limited number of free tickets will be released on Mondays for the current week. Once those are fully reserved, tickets may be purchased for $20. Walk-ins are not accommodated.

For the most updated information, please visit: www.wrightwood659.org.