The Art Institute of Chicago is world-renowned and has a reputation for being the number one museum in the country. Museum curators have produced an exhibit for acclaimed architect David Adjaye, which serves as a prime example of their forward-thinking that pushes boundaries.
Internationally known for creating valuable ideas for space, Adjaye who has given us a prize at the Institute including scale models of homes, a remodeled factory, colorful scale models of buildings including the Whitechapel Idea Store located in London’s East End.
The Art Institute of Chicago shares his gifts and are showcasing a level of creativity that will cause many to beg the question: Why did it take so long to birth this level of art?
Fellow British artist, Steve McQueen, whose work is primarily moving images, graced the stage at the Institute before his breakout film, 12 Years a Slave, caught the world by surprise. In 2012, his oeuvre was an un-cinematic collection of video, film, a slide projection and an unwonted sculpture.
Comparatively, their exhibitions are an example of the critical thinking and thought leadership that cause others to respect the very mission and creative integrity of the The Art Institute of Chicago and the individual foundations and corporations that support their vision.
It is here that Adjaye commands a community of supporters who are giving the world a perspective on design from individuals who have talent that needs to be showcased on a level that the international world can see and the importance of this body of artistic conversation and moment of historical recognition.
The Institute distinguishes itself with this exhibit. The Art Institute of Chicago is the only North American venue for this pioneering show, which precedes the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), designed by Adjaye Associates, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. There is chatter that Adjaye will design the Obama Presidential Center.