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Chicago Sun Times - 29Rooms Chicago is an Artistic Feast for the Senses

 Chicago artist Shani Crowe created an installation called “Rest in Power, Rest in Peace” for 29Rooms. The installation honors those who have died from gun violence in Chicago. | Erin Brown/Sun-Times

Chicago artist Shani Crowe created an installation called “Rest in Power, Rest in Peace” for 29Rooms. The installation honors those who have died from gun violence in Chicago. | Erin Brown/Sun-Times

29Rooms Chicago is an Artistic Feast for the Senses
July 25, 2018
Chicago Sun Times 
By Eliza Davidson

(excerpt) 29Rooms Chicago is filled with bright colors, neon lights, clouds, flowers, and fun, with messages ranging from politics to gender identity.

The theme for the Chicago incarnation of this fun-house style of curated art (the concept of Refinery29) and design is “Turn it into Art.” The installations, housed in a warehouse on West Hubbard Street,  range from boats made out of papier-mache to a boxing gym emphasizing the power of women. At one “room,” the words “I stand with Planned Parenthood” is lit up with neon lights; at another, a wall of fans makes a person understand what it means to live in the Windy City. Celebrities have also contributed curated rooms in previous tour stops for 29Rooms, including one from Demi Lovato, which originated at the New York installation.READ HERE