Following Venice debut, American Framing heads to Prague and Chicago’s Wrightwood 659

American Framing, a University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)–commissioned exhibition that premiered at the United States Pavilion during the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, is hitting the road.

As just announced by UIC, the Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner co-curated exhibition exploring the formidable (but also largely overlooked) role of wood-framed construction in American architecture will make its stateside debut at Wrightwood 659, a Tadao Ando–designed exhibition space that debuted in 2018 Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Opening on May 6 and on view through July 16, the exhibition will feature a site-specific installation newly designed by Andersen and Preissner that will be realized in Wrightwood 659’s atrium.

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