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French artist Jean-Luc Mylayne, acclaimed for his enigmatic color photographs of birds, has created a temporary Chapel building with a 30-foot photo mural on its ceiling. In a hushed and darkened space, these brilliantly lit images show a sparrow, miraculously perched on the exact corner of a square roof, seemingly just over our heads. The pavilion accompanies a new exhibition of photographs by Mylayne at the Art Institute of Chicago (May 22–August 23, 111 S. Michigan Ave.) and The Arts Club of Chicago (May 22–August 13, 201 E. Ontario St.).
The Air We Breathe
June 26-Aug. 21 at 6pm
Join us for this series of sound performances by Chicago artists all working with breath to create a sonic landscape to complement Jean-Luc Mylayne’s experience of breathing with a bird in order to photograph it.
Fancy Flying Feet
June 27 from 11am-2pm
Under the watchful gaze of the sparrows perched in Jean-Luc Mylayne’s chapel, children will create fantastic flying feet by designing high-flying felt wings for their sneakers!