Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Art Institute of Chicago | Postcommodity: With Each Incentive Exhibit

Sometimes, projects require more art than science. Having a strong eye for craftsmanship and fully dedicated to delivering projects that have lasting impressions, Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration (BAMR) was a part of the team that brought Postcommodity’s (an interdisciplinary arts collective) idea to life.

To build the exhibit, BAMR procured 1,575 concrete blocks and arranged 18 towers, ranging from four to 17 feet high. This art exhibit re-imagines the Bluhm Family Terrace in the museum’s modern wing as a stage for Chicago’s architectural future and contemplates how it might be transformed by the current wave of Indigenous American refugees from Mexico and Central and South America.

Situated on Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue, the project had challenging urban logistics and a five-day installation schedule. BAMR utilized modular construction techniques to achieve the assembly with time to spare.

Click here to view the exhibit.

Project Team:

Cristobal Martinez & Kade L. Twist
The Art Institute
Lekha Hileman Waitoller, Exhibition Curator
Darrell Green, Senior Registrar, Loans & Exhibitions
Rockey Structures, LLC
Chris Rockey, SE, AIA
Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration, LLC
Exhibit Installer
Documentary Company


Art Institute of Chicago


Chicago, IL