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Singing Stones: From Paris to Chicago

Established in 2002, Paris’s Palais de Tokyo is one of the world’s great showcases for contemporary art. Housing no permanent collection, it is a self-proclaimed “anti-museum in permanent transformation.In addition to the temporary exhibitions within its own spaces, it presents off-site shows in France and abroad. Singing Stones is the first such Hors les murs exhibition to be held in the United States. Opening in conjunction with the 2017 EXPO CHICAGO art fair and continuing through the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, the show highlights the talents of 13 emerging French and American artists (in one case a collective). The theme of the show aims to represent the relationship between art and architecture, using the exhibition’s location, the Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum, as the starting point for many of the pieces. The building was built in the early 19th century by famous Chicago architect Daniel Burnham. This will be the first time in the past 50 or 60 years it is opened to the public for such a large-scale event.