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Singing Stones

September 13–October 29, 2017

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th Pl., Chicago, IL 60637


Palais de Tokyo is pleased to present the opening reception for “Singing Stones”. This exhibition, curated by the Palais de Tokyo’s Katell Jaffrès, brings together 11 emerging artists from both the French and Chicago art scenes, as part of the first Hors les Murs exhibition in the United States, in partnership with the Institut français, EXPO CHICAGO, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and Mana Contemporary Chicago. Presented within The Roundhouse—a 17,000 sq. ft space built in 1881 and designed by Burnham & Root—at the DuSable Museum of African American History, the exhibition will present an intimate dialogue between original productions and pre-existing works to open during the sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO (September 13–17), and will run concurrently through the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018). The exhibition design will involve a strong architectural component through a partnership with the Graham Foundation with Guest Designer Andrew Schachman, to collaborate with Jaffrès on a singular approach to the space and exhibition design.

The program is an extension of the French-American Curatorial Exchange initiated in 2013 with the Cultural Services of French Embassy in the United States.

Exhibiting artists include
Wilfrid Almendra
Daniel G. Baird
Floating Museum
Dorian Gaudin
Lola Gonzàlez
Bouchra Khalili
Guillaume Leblon
Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini
Cauleen Smith
Thomas Teurlai
Raphaël Zarka
Andrew Schachman


The Roundhouse at The DuSable Museum of African American History