Thursday, January 30, 2020

Anila Quayyum Agha Installation to Transform Chicago Area Mall Entrance

By Christopher Placek
Anila Quayyum Agha's suspended 3-D cube, called "Shimmering Mirage (Red)," is part of a new art installation at Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery
A new contemporary art installation is transforming the grand entrance of the Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont. Called "Shimmering Mirage (Red)" and "Descent into Light," the two-part installation includes a 3-D luminescent cube -- suspended and lit from within -- that will extend into a colorful mural on the sides of an escalator.  The piece is the latest in a series of contemporary art installations at the two-level, indoor shopping center. Named "THE COLLECTION: Where Art Meets Fashion," the program includes 19 permanent commissions and a rotating exhibition series located in glass cases in mall common areas. [More]