Archive for March 2010

Interview with Jan Tichy Posted

If you noticed there was less activity here than usual it was because I spent a lot of last week working on an interview conducted with Jan Tichy. Jan Tichy. “1391.” 2007. Image courtesy of the artist and Richard Gray Gallery. The interview is posted on ArtSlant, where we begin by discussing Tichy’s role in... Read more »

Matisse, Interview with Angel Otero

Over the weekend, the Art Institute of Chicago debuted “Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917,” and my interview with Angel Otero, who currently has an exhibition at the Cultural Center, also posted. Installation view of Angel Otero’s “Exquisito” (on right) in “Constellations” at the MCA. Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago | Berlin. Erik Wenzel has... Read more »

Art Institute Debuts "Matisse" this Weekend

From the Art Institute of Chicago: Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 examines the period of Matisse‘s production from his return to Paris from Morocco in 1913 to his departure for Nice in 1917. Though this period spans only five years, it represents a major turning point in Matisse‘s career, the years when he developed his most... Read more »
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Jan Tichy

On Friday I met with artist Jan Tichy for an interview. Jan Tichy. “Installation no. 10,” 2010. Painted Medex objects, two volumes of “The Works of Josephus Flavius,” (1823). Two channel digital video projection, running time: 17 min. Image courtesy of the artist. Our interview will be published on ArtSlant: Chicago, but in the mean... Read more »

AbEx Stamps and Jan Tichy

If you are looking for something to do today, say from 11 am to 1 pm, the Post Office will be holding a dedication for their “Abstract Expressionists” set of stamps. More information on the “Continue Reading” page. The dedication will be in the Ryan Education Center of the Modern Wing.  That means you can... Read more »

Abstract Expressionist Stamps!

The Postal Service is continually teetering on some sort of disaster with threats of privatization, ending Saturday delivery and closing post offices (even the mailbox at the end of my street mysteriously vanished last week, I presume it was a victim of downsizing). However, these gloomy prospects haven’t stopped them from launching what look to... Read more »
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The Colonel Wants Your "God Bless America" Pics

Last week, J. Seward Johnson’s God Bless America was removed from its prominent location on North Michigan Avenue and the Chicago Tribune wants your pictures of J. Seward Johnson’s work. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune) As James Jenga over at Trib Nation notes, “Everyone in the world has pictures in front of this thing.”  “Thing,” indeed.... Read more »

Robert Smithson's "Chalk-Mirror Displacement" Damaged

The Modern Wing seems to be taking some lumps from the public, last week the Modern Wing was hit with graffiti, this week a visitor stumbled into Robert Smithson’s Chalk-Mirror Displacement breaking a mirror. The Art Institute of Chicago. Detail of Facade, Photo credit: Charles G. Young, Interactive Design Architects. According to Kristen Mack of... Read more »