• Daniel Buren

    The Arts Club of Chicago

    Barring a last-minute reprieve—and none appears forthcoming, despite the efforts of local and national architectural preservationists—the building that has housed the Arts Club of Chicago since 1951 will be demolished in March. When that occurs, the only public interior space created by Mies van der Rohe in a building not of his own design will be destroyed. In his recent installation at the Arts Club, Daniel Buren sheathed Mies’ interior in what became a good-natured farewell to a paragon of Modernist architecture. Mies himself had broken up the severe rectilinear expanses in the exhibition

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