Posts tagged "contemporary art"

Ai Weiwei Detained by Chinese Government

As international artist Ai Weiwei was about to board a plane in Beijing on April 3rd he was detained by Chinese authorities. He has not been heard from since, as of this writing. image via: Benutzer: Hafenbar at de.Wikipedia Those who follow this blog, my twitter stream and my writing elsewhere, will know that I... Read more »

Interview with Tony Tasset, the Artist Behind the "Eye"

I’ve written a lot about the newest sculpture in Chicago’s Loop, Eye by Tony Tasset.  At the unveiling, now weeks ago, I had the chance to talk with the artist himself, Tony Tasset. The interview with Tasset is available to read on ArtSlant.

Look Into the Eyeball

Look Into the Eyeball
Like a visitor from another planet, it has arrived: Tony Tasset’s Eye is now fully assembled in Pritzker Park, across the street from the Harold Washington Library.  See the slideshow for all the installation pictures. As you will be able to tell from the photos, the eye itself is constructed of interconnected plates made of... Read more »
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Art Overload this Weekend

This weekend should be insanely busy for anyone even remotely interested in current art production.  Art Chicago opens, MFA shows, exhibition openings, and panels, panels, panels. Read on for ideas of what to do and see. The Art Chicago conglomerate of fairs returns to the Merchandise Mart this year.  The fairs include Art Chicago itself,... Read more »