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Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity (audio tour)

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Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf
Transparent City #6, 2007
Chromogenic print
62 x 48 in. (157.5 x 121.9 cm)
Edition of 9, plus 2 APs
Collection of Marilyn and Larry Fields. Courtesy of Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Image courtesy of the artist and Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco

Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity examines contemporary works of art that take as their subject the form, technology, myth, message, and image of that iconic building structure, the skyscraper. While the exhibition has particular relevance to Chicago, the city that is widely known as the birthplace of this architectural type, artists throughout the world—in addition to authors, filmmakers, poets, and undoubtedly architects—have been enthralled by the human desire to build farther and farther into the sky, testing technological limits while embodying a yearning for spiritual connection to the heavens. Artists’ endeavors to explore this desire have taken many forms, from video and film to sculpture, painting, and photography.

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