Josiah McElheny will present an exhibition in collaboration with Chicago-based architect John Vinci, designer of The Arts Club of Chicago's current building.
The two-part installation will bring together McElheny’s film 'The Light Club of Vizcaya: A Women's Picture' (2012) commissioned by the Contemporary Arts Project at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and a new site-specific installation. Titled 'The Club for Modern Fashions' (2013), the installation will consist of a constructed glass pavilion into which performers and guests are invited during the lunch hour, Tuesdays through Fridays, to dress in vintage attire from the 1920s to the 1970s; decades that signify the height of a modernist imperative across the cultures of fashion, design and architecture.
A public gallery talk with art historian Christine Mehring and Josiah McElheny will take place on Saturday 21 September 2013 at 1pm.
'Josiah McElheny: Two Clubs'
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario Street
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturdays: 11am - 3pm
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17 September - 14 December 2013
Josiah McElheny, early concept sketch for 'The Club for Modern Fashions' (exterior)
© Josiah McElheny Courtesy the artist