Here Hear Chicago

September 13 and 16
Chicago

Navy Pier welcomed world-renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave and international architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang for Here Hear Chicago, a site-specific project incorporating art, design, and performance.

As part of Here Hear Chicago, the locally based duo presented a series of live productions in which Cave’s performers intersected with and responded to a field of dynamic, custom-fabricated objects designed by Studio Gang. The series included Cave’s newest performance work, Up Right, and internationally acclaimed HEARD. Both works feature his iconic Soundsuits and were accompanied by some of Chicago’s most talented musicians, including jazz artist Kahil El Zabar, the Chicago Children’s Choir, and others.

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Photo: Tom Baker

Performance and Event Schedule

September 13, 8 pm
Here Hear Chicago: Up Right
Aon Ballroom
This event is sold out.

September 16, 1 pm
Here Hear Chicago: HEARD
Polk Bros Park
Free and open to the public

September 16, 2 pm
Here Hear Chicago: Soundsuits
Wave Wall Staircase
Free and open to the public

September 16, 3 pm
Here Hear Chicago: HEARD
Polk Bros Park
Free and open to the public

September 16, 4:30 pm
Here Hear Chicago: Here Hear On Screen
Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park
Free and open to the public

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