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Doors in/to Cities: Chicago

by Vivien Park

These doors at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago lead directly into one of their main exhibition spaces. As both doors and walls, when opened they allow artists to easily install works of different scale as well as the public to flow in from the street during exhibition hours. It was during these times that I felt an almost surreal intimacy as the line between inside and outside space were temporarily blurred.

Credits: Photo of Hyde Park Art Center by Vivien Park.