The curator for contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago loves Lanvin Suede sneakers, his Simon Carroll pitcher, and a good wool blanket.
By Heiji Choy Black
Published April 2, 2015
Next month in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, James Rondeau, 45, will unveil the result of five years of research: a survey of sculptor Charles Ray’s work from 1997 to present. It will be the first time the second floor of the Renzo Piano–designed building houses a special exhibition, and it’s an exciting prospect for the seasoned curator. “Trying to understand how to deploy things in three-dimensional space is the most enjoyable part of what I do,” he says. This passion for installation is evident in the two-bedroom Edgewater condo he shares with his partner, Igor DaCosta. Here, art objects and vintage furniture coexist in a carefully calculated manner. These are some of his favorite items.