Volume Gallery focuses on American design, with a strong emphasis placed on emerging contemporary designers. The Volume Gallery releases editions, publications and organizes exhibits that showcase the work of American designers to regional, national and international audiences. We are asking critical questions of what it means to be an American designer in a culture that is rapidly becoming more global, while simultaneously examining the American experience.
Let it be a magnet, the snowy core of an avalanche! – Bruno Taut.
Tanya Aguiñiga, Jonathan Muecke, Jonathan Olivares, Leon Ransmeier, RO/LU and Anders Ruhwald take part in FUTURE TROPES, an exhibition as much about now, as it is about the past and the future. The exhibition was founded on the principles of the Crystal Chain, a utopian correspondence initiated by Bruno Taut in 1919-1920, in which a small group of like-minded architects and artists exchanged ideas on what form the architecture of the future should take. This spirit is echoed in FUTURE TROPES with the designers utilizing contemporary methods of communication (email, dropbox, etc.) to exchange ideas and images to inform the concepts and works in the exhibition.
Contact/ Claire Warner
Address/ 845 W Washington Blvd, 3rd Floor,
Chicago IL 60607, USA