“My Building, Your Design: Seven Portraits by David Hartt” at Art Institute of Chicago

“My Building, Your Design: Seven Portraits by David Hartt” at Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is exhibiting “My Building, Your Design: Seven Portraits by David Hartt.” This exhibition is organized around AIC’s recently acquired works by Hartt and is on view through February 3, 2019.

The interest of Canadian artist David Hartt (born 1967) is centered on investigating the specificity of place and examining the cultural and social implications of the built environment.

“Hartt is among a generation of artists who emphasize the elements that make architecture: the architectural details, or what defines one project or architect from another; our daily experience of a building, which is rarely a view of a building in its entirety; and how buildings are inhabited,” the museum says.

The exhibition showcases a portfolio of photographs of seven iconic buildings designed by contemporary architects, which is titled “Seven Portraits” (Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Pin-Up Fall-Winter 2014/15 Supplement). The collection includes images of Seattle Library by OMA, the Fundacão Ibere Camargo by Alvaro Siza, and 111 Lincoln Road by Herzog and de Meuron.

David Hartt creates work that unpacks the social, cultural, and economic complexities of his various subjects. He explores how historic ideas and ideals persist or transform over time. Born in Montréal in 1967, he lives and works in Philadelphia where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. 

The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with the highest ethical standards and practices.

For details visit: https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3474694/my-building-your-design-seven-portraits-by-david-hartt-at-art

Artist biography: https://www.blouinartinfo.com/artists/david-hartt-1515379

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