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Saturday, September 16, 2017 to Friday, December 15, 2017


Bartlett Quad



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UChicago Arts


Architect and Chicago Architecture Biennial presenter Ludovico Centis reconstructs a full-scale pile in the midst of a public quadrangle on campus, making uncomfortably and glaringly visible what took place in secret underneath the stands of the former Stagg Field. The installation is conceived as a secular American temple erected in the city of Chicago—a key node in the network of sites connected to the Manhattan Project that arose from CP-1—that forces us to reflect on the nuclear age, visible and invisible architectures, history, and collective memory. The installation opens with the Chicago Architecture Biennial and closes after the 75th anniversary of CP-1. Its companion work is displayed at the Cultural Center during the Biennial.

Presented by UChicago Arts and the Chicago Architecture Biennial.