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"Sentinels, Iron Portals of Chicagoland" by Cédric Van Parys Public Lecture

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Iron Portals of Chicagoland

Thursday, April 18, 6pm
Graham Foundation. 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, Illinois, 60610


Cédric Van Parys’ lecture at the Graham Foundation follows the opening of the exhibition “Sentinels” at the UIC School of Architecture. As the 2023-2024 Garofalo Fellow, Van Parys has transformed the meaning of the billboard as a representative monument of American culture by juxtaposing and reconciling word, image and object. The lecture elaborates on his creative process, from initial research to conceptual and material appropriation.

The UIC School of Architecture lecture series is free and open to the public.

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Location: Addams (I 90) S/S .8 Mi W/O Wolf F/E
Media/Style: Permanent Bulletin/Regular
Impressions: 550000/week
Advertising Strengths: Located on the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90), this 20×60 reaches NW Suburban commuters. With a site that is within 2 miles of O’Hare International Airport, and on the main route between Downtown and hard-to-reach suburbs such as Barrington, Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg (Woodfield Mall), this sign is extremely valuable in any general market showing.