MAS Studio to design pop-up “outdoor living room” in Millennium Park

Millennium Park, Chicago © Google Earth

We are thrilled to announce that MAS Studio is working on a pop-up “outdoor living room” to be installed in Millennium Park as part of the exhibition Spontaneous Interventions. The exhibition — the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (2012) — will be installed in the ground-floor Michigan Avenue Galleries of the Chicago Cultural Center from Memorial Day (May 24) to Labor Day (September 1).

The pop-up space, designed by Iker Gil, Andrew Obendorf, Julie Michiels and Andrew Clark, will serve as an outpost for the exhibition and a venue for exhibition-related programs, including talks, panels, tours, workshops and more.

We are also excited to work with talented local artist/woodworker John Preus of Dilettante Studios to create seating made of salvaged lumber for our pop-up space.

After our project Cut. Join. Play. was included in the Spontaneous Interventions exhibition in Venice, it is fantastic to be able to work with Cathy Lang Ho and Samantha Topol in the Chicago version. The exhibition is brought to Chicago by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ website or Spontaneous Intervention’s website.

Preliminary renderings of the pop-up space in Millennium Park, Chicago © MAS Studio / Andrew Obendorf