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A talk by Snarkitecture: Alex Mustonen and Benjamin Porto—The Beach Chicago

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The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

4 W Burton Pl

Chicago, IL 60610

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Join us for a talk by Alex Mustonen and Benjamin Porto of the New York-based collaborative design practice Snarkitecture. This event will take place in advance of the unveiling of The Beach, a large-scale interactive installation that will open to the public on Saturday, January 19 in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Snarkitecture’s work focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday materials within a conceptual approach to create unexpected engagements with our surroundings — centered on the importance of experience, this premise extends to The Beach, an all-white ocean of over one million recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls.

Following the talk, the bookshop will host a book signing of Snarkitecture’s recent catalogue, published by Phaidon.

Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative design practice established to investigate the boundaries between disciplines. The name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of The Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates work that includes large-scale projects, installations and objects.

This talk is presented in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO and Navy Pier. For more information about the upcoming installation The Beach at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier click here: https://navypier.org/event/the-beach-chicago/

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