Luftwerk’s “Solarise” at the Garfield Park Conservatory
If 250-year-old ferns are not enough to draw you into the humid warmth of Garfield Park Conservatory this winter, then “solarise: a sea of all colors,” the spectacular light installation by collaborative team Luftwerk, will surely get you there. Celebrating the reopening of the conservatory after storm damage from 2011, these five individual works of light, color and reflection play with both the natural and designed environments of the conservatory. Beacon, visible from the street, fulfills its titular duty by twinkling in response to live wind speed data. Worth visiting at night and during the day.
—Janine Mileaf, executive director, The Arts Club of Chicago (Art 50)
Best of Chicago 2015