WBYA? installation at the Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute Chicago, WBYA?

Installation View

Art Institute Chicago, WBYA?

Installation View

Art Institute Chicago, WBYA?

Installation View

Art Institute Chicago, WBYA?

Installation View

Art Institute Chicago, WBYA?

Installation View, Graph Commons

Art Institute Chicago, WBYA?

Installation View, Graph Commons

Art Institute Chicago, WBYA?

Installation View, Graph Commons

Whether majestic skyscrapers, eye-catching museums, or sprawling residential complexes, buildings emerge from intricate, lengthy processes of design and construction that involve a host of different actors, from architects and engineers to clients and banks to contractors and construction workers. These relationships operate within a global network of knowledge transfer, manufacturing, and labor—people and materials moving around the world, often in uneven and unequal ways.

WBYA? Installation at the Art Institute of Chicago
October 20, 2016 – June 11, 2017

Kadambari Baxi, Jordan H. Carver, Laura Diamond Dixit, Tiffany Rattray, Lindsey Wikstrom, and Mabel O. Wilson; special thanks to Beth Stryker, Gulf Labor; MTWTF: Glen Cummings, Aliza Dzik, Michela Povoleri, and Sarah Dunham; Graph Commons and Burak Arikan; and Columbia University GSAPP and Dean Amale Andraos.

Who Builds Your Architecture? is the second in a two-part series of special commissions at the Art Institute of Chicago generously supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.