Archive for May 2010

The Art of Advertising

Last week an advertisement by AT&T caused something of a stir in the art world by blatantly using imagery associated with artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the artists who created The Gates (seen below) in Central Park, New York City, in 2005. I saw the AT&T ad sometime over the weekend of May 22.  At the... Read more »

Signs and Scenes of Spring

In Grant Park.
With temperature reaching into the upper 80′s this week, it’s safe to say that spring is here and summer is not far away.   I spent some time walking around and enjoying Chicago’s parks, especially downtown, and reflecting on art outside and the art of being outside, that is, our landscape designers and their parks. ... Read more »

Review of the MCA's "Rewind"

This  week on ArtSlant: Chicago I review the Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Rewind” exhibition. Richard Long, Chicago Mud Circle, 1996. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, gift of David Meitus. © 2010 Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London You can read it on ArtSlant.
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Grant Opportunities for Chicago's Art Professionals

A new and much needed source of funding for artists, curators, writers and other art professionals has just debuted in Chicago. From the Propeller Fund press release: Gallery 400 at UIC and threewalls announce Propeller Fund and the initial round of this new granting opportunity for independent visual artists, curators and visual art groups in... Read more »

Robyn Roulo Wraps Up Artropolis

This week on ArtSlant, writer Robyn Roulo reflects on her experience at Artropolis over the weekend and what she heard from other dealers there.  You can read Robyn on ArtSlant: Chicago.Robyn also writes about the Lazlo Moholy-Nagy exhibition at LUMA that ends this week and Thea Liberty Nichols reviews “Oaxaca Now” at Marwen, all this... Read more »