Posts in category "installation"

Chicago Art Digest on CAB (8/30)

Once again, I’m aggregating the Chicago art writing.  That is, articles from Chicago sources or about Chicago art from a variety of sources.   As the openings begin next week the art season will start to take off and I’m looking forward to it. As always post anything I’ve missed in the comments. 60 Inches... Read more »

exposition Chicago to bring new Art Fair in 2012

By now it’s not exactly news, but last week the Chicago art world was taken by surprise when a new art fair was announced.  Exposition Chicago will launch at Navy Pier on September 19-23 of 2012. A few significant facts can be gleaned from the press release sent out by exposition Chicago (yes, lower case... Read more »

Art Museums: Should they be about Art or Weddings?

Today’s front page article on the Chicago Tribune about brides and their anger over a new installation at the Art Institute of Chicago has sparked a flurry of discussion both online and offline. The Art Institute describes its new installation, “Restless Rainbow” by Pae White, as a “riot of color and play.” (José M. Osorio,... Read more »
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Art Chicago, NEXT Wrap Up

Well it has been a couple of weeks since the Art Chicago weekend extravaganza and the results are in, as one might say. • My take on Art Chicago is posted on ArtSlant. • Joel Kuennen finds some highlights in the British galleries presenting artwork. • Steve Ruiz spots the trends at the fair. • I... Read more »

Art Chicago, NEXT

Last night was the preview for Art Chicago, newly combined with NEXT this year.  The big news was that Shepard Fairey was in attendance and DJing later in the night.  There was no shortage of star-struck fans waiting for autographs while Fairey played old-school hits like Blondie’s “Rapture” along with vintage hip-hop.  I was able... Read more »

MDW Fair Preview

This weekend the MDW Art Fair lands at 3636 South Iron Street on Saturday (1-10 pm) and Sunday (1-5 pm).  I’ll be speaking on a panel at 4 pm, and I was lucky enough to get a preview of the fair as installation was in full swing.  The building itself is fantastic, high ceilings and... Read more »
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Art Loop Open Reinstates Bernard Williams

The same day that I published my article detailing the controversy surround the disqualification of Bernard Williams from the final round of voting in the Art Loop Open (ALO), Mr. Williams was reinstated in the competition.  Unfortunately, Mr. Williams has missed several crucial days of voting, weekend days moreover, which puts him at a disadvantage. ... Read more »

Controversy Surrounds Art Loop Open

**As of about 1:30 CST, 10/26/10, Mr. Williams was reinstated into the Art Loop Open final 10** It’s always great to see the artistic community come together for a common cause, a fundraiser or a community project.  But it’s unfortunate that the artistic community had to band together to protest the disqualification of one of... Read more »

Art Loop Open This Friday

This Friday, the Loop will host 191 works of art for the Art Loop Open and you can vote for the winner of the $25,000 grand prize.  Below are some of the works that will be on view. This competition is Chicago’s response to ArtPrize and annual competition in Grand Rapids, MI.  An important difference... Read more »
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Giant Eyeball to Invade Chicago

On July 7th, Chicago will be invaded by a three-story eyeball.  There is no word yet whether it will threaten us with death rays. Of course, I am kidding.  What will be coming to Chicago on July 7th is Eye, a three-story sculpture by Tony Tasset.  Tasset is a Chicago-based artist and a professor at... Read more »