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June 24, 2024 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Central Standard Time

The Commons, 2nd Floor

Join fellow attendees for a relaxing lunch in The Commons, MCA's newly refurbished space on the second floor featuring site-specific work by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss.

Pedro y Juana, From the Tropics with Love

Mexico City–based architecture firm Pedro y Juana (Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss) created the site-specific installation From the Tropics with Love for the Commons. The installation includes an urban garden consisting of 221 planters and lamps (named Brunhilde, Olivia, and Antonia), hardy indoor plants, a collapsible stage, and a suite of multi-functional furniture that can be dismantled and stored on the wall. The work subverts the reality of Chicago’s harsh climate in the city by bringing the summer indoors year-round and disrupts the traditional austerity of the museum space, welcoming the visitor with color, humor, and a sense of play.

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