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ADDS DONNA is excited to welcome Johanna Braun and Michael Niemetz for their first US production of The Chic Boutique, a curatorial project addressing art and functionality.

The Chic Boutique Chic.Ago uses the Viennese tradition of applied arts as a jumping off point to transform Adds Donna’s contemporary white cube setting into a space that deliberately confuses form and function. However, since the works presented represent neither handicraft nor strictly design, the works retain something of their autonomous aura. The project seeks to demonstrate the impossibility of assigning these works to any particular genre and also to assert the fact that an artistic work cannot be confined to the narrow frame of a picture on the wall.

Developed in 2012, with two variations of the exhibition previously executed in Vienna, Die Chic Boutique has become a traveling concept.

Participating Artists:
Cornelis van Almsick, Puneh Ansari, Ovi Anton, Thomas Ballhausen, Tizia Barci, Anna Barfuss, Johanna Braun, Emma Maud Corrall, Marco Dessi, Driendl*Architects, Anna Egarmina, David Eisl, Lionel Favre, Karin Ferrari, Paul Philipp Heinze, Denise Herz, Kathi Hofer, Milli Kaufmann, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Mahony, Sands Murray-Wassink, Michael Niemetz, Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel, Stefan Reiterer, David Roth, Fiona Rukschcio, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Michael Strasser, Annette Tesarek, Jenni Tischer, Magda Tothova, Christian Weissenberger, Niki Weitzer, Julia Zastava, Magdalena Zeller

4223 W. Lake
Chicago, IL 60624

May 26 through June 30, 2013

We appreciate the generous sponsoring by
The Austrian Consulate General, Austrian Airlines, Barta & Partner,
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

the extraordinary personal effort by
Joanne Ryan, Shanna Linn & Captain Martin Hoblik
and the supporting work by
Galerie Krobath & Galerie Emanuel Layr


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