SAIC at 900


On view each day from 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., April 16–May 5
900 N. Michigan Ave.

SAIC has partnered with the high-end, luxury galleria, 900 North Michigan Shops, to present a gallery of innovative work by students, faculty, and alumni. Located on the 6th floor of the shopping center across from Bloomingdale's, SAIC at 900 features rotating exhibitions of interdisciplinary art and design on the north end of the Magnificent Mile.

Jessica Fu (MFA 2015)

In her sculptural work, Jessica Fu hopes to "awaken our collective unconscious through self–reflecting installations." Her piece, called Floating Shadow, employs light projection and mirrors to evoke the fear that lives deep inside our unconscious minds. Shadows move in the darkness, and Fu's time-based documentation brings this interior world to life, she says, in order to "challenge our ideas about the physical world and ask 'what is reality, what have we forgotten?'"

Tobias Zehntner (MFA 2015)

Zehntner takes his inspiration from the ordinary. Using everyday "phenomena, movements, and experiences of perception to create experiments," his work aims to isolate particular elements of the world that resonate with him, because of some kind of imbalance or "a certain weirdness." Zehntner's work gives that element space to unfold and expand, and then he reacts to it in installations based on light, movement, space, or time.

His recent work focuses on firsthand, rather than mediated, experience. The results are kinetic sculptures and spatial and immersive room installations that "require time from the viewer and suggest new ways of seeing in return." In 12 Step, Zehntner uses light bulbs, cables, micro-controllers and motion sensors to create a site-specific interactive installation.

Past SAIC at 900 artists have included:
Jeremiah Jones (MFA 2013)
Ethan Rose (MFA 2013)
SAIC's Fashion Design students