A photograph of Chicago commissioned by the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Iwan Baan A photograph of Chicago commissioned by the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

The first-ever Chicago Architecture Biennial now has a name: "The State of the Art of Architecture." The exhibition, announced in June and scheduled to open in October 2015, is being billed as the largest of its kind in North America.

The title of the exhibition comes from a 1977 conference of the same name that was orchestrated by Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, FAIA, with the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (one of the Biennial's presenting partners). The Biennial has also commissioned architectural photographer Iwan Baan to shoot a collection of Chicago photographs for the exhibition. (Baan spoke with ARCHITECT last year at the TEDCity2.0 conference.)

The Biennial is planned for the Chicago Cultural Center, with installations and partner exhibitions throughout the city.

Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan