Palais de Tokyo | Singing Stones

Aug 17, 2017 8:26PM

SINGING STONES | SEPTEMBER 12 —OCTOBER 29, 2017   Curated by Katell Jaffrès (Palais de Tokyo)

An exhibition presented as part of the off-site program of Palais de Tokyo and Institut français  

The Roundhouse at The DuSable Museum of African American History


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, and Andrew Schachman  


Singing Stones, 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. 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.  

Residency | August, 2017 Exhibition | September 13–October 29, 2017 Opening Reception: 8:00–11:00pm | Tuesday, September 12, 2017  

The Roundhouse 740 E 56th Place | Chicago, IL 60637 Free entrance

Hors les Murs location, Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History


Opening Night (6-11pm co-hosted by Artsy)  

Tuesday, September 12 — Palais de Tokyo Hors les Murs reception  

5:00–6:00pm — top VIP and Sponsor reception  

6:00–8:00pm — VIP guests  

8:00–11:00pm — Public opening party | RSVP HERE by August 29  

Extended hours during EXPO ART WEEK  

Wednesday, September 13 — 10:00am–7:00pm  

Thursday, September 14 — 10:00am–7:00pm  

Friday, September 15 — 10:00am–7:00pm    

Saturday, September 16 — 10:00am–7:00pm  

Sunday, September 17 — noon–7:00pm  

Exhibition Hours during run of show  

September 18–October 29  

Mondays Closed  

Tuesday–Saturday — 10:00am–5:00pm  

Sunday — 12:00–5:00pm