The Last Of Animal Builders

   April 2, 2023 - November 26, 2023
   Edith Farnsworth House, Plano, IL

Kjartansson, Ragnar (1976- ), Burning House, 2015, Single-channel digital video (color, sound), Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation.

Artists Included:
Claudia Hart, Ragnar Kjartansson

The Last of Animal Builders is an exhibition curated by Alberto Ortega Trejo, Mexican artist and architectural researcher based in Chicago and Pachuca, Mexico. A contemporary reinterpretation of the sculpture walk that formerly occupied the property during Lord Peter Palumbo’s ownership of the house, this temporary exhibition brings five art videos selected from Thoma Foundation’s Art Collection and works by five contemporary artists to the Edith Farnsworth House. By using not only the house and its landscape, but also spaces normally out of sight for visitors – the boathouse, the garage and the pool changing room – this installation becomes an extension of the house ecosystem and its spatial relevance.

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