Sep 23rd 2017

The Chapuisat Brothers: In Wood We Trust

@ 6018NORTH

6018 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Opening Saturday, September 23rd, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Monday, January 8th

Challenging art, architecture, work, and play, The Chapuisat Brothers’s tree-top In Wood We Trust is entered by crawling through a tunnel inside 6018North. Built entirely of wood, the large invasive structure and exhibition transforms our perception of the space it occupies and the people within it. An anarchitectural intervention, it is a deceptively playful yet dramatic utopian experiment in building community through architecture and art. While the main floor of the structure is in the tree-top, below visitors are invited to physically thread through winding passages and get lost within its intricate maze, funhouse, and collective space. Located between architecture, sculpture, and playground, the Chapuisat Brothers’s work challenges our perceptions of space, movement, and gravity, while questioning distinctions between architecture, art, work, play, and communal exchange. In the process, it posits that the corporeal and convivial pleasure of experiencing art should not be separated from its visual and intellectual components.

In many ways, the Chapusiat Brothers use brotherhood as a fundamental metaphor for their communal, experimental, utopian venues that question whether art, life, play, work, or communal creation is occurring within them.

6018North is an Affiliate Partner for the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation

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