So in an art world filled with talent the Driehaus Foundation has announced this years Chicago award winners.
Rumor has it this year was extra tough and all nominees and winners should be proud.
The answers as to who they are after the jump.
Driehaus Foundation Unveils Winners of 2008 Artist Awards
Driehaus Individual Artist Awards are the only unrestricted, annual awards for Chicago artists
CHICAGO â€“ The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is thrilled to announce this yearâ€™s winners of the Individual Artist Awards: Jason Lazarus, Anne Wilson and IÃ±igo Manglano-Ovalle.
â€œThis yearâ€™s entries proved that Chicago artists are always innovating. I am extremely proud of the thriving artistsâ€™ community we have in the Chicago area,â€ said Sunny Fischer, executive director of the Foundation. â€œThe Foundation supports local working artists, allowing their work to continue to enrich our communities.â€
The awards are given in recognition of the artistsâ€™ past works, talent, commitment to the field and promise. This year the Foundation increased the amount of the cash awards. Each artist will receive $15,000 to use as they see fit. There are no restrictions on how the artists can use their cash awards.
Here is a brief introduction to the winning artists:
Those of you are brave and fond of the “dirty” words.Â You might as well check out “Why The Fuck Not Ppodcast?“Â Think of itÂ as aÂ more plat-formists, music oriented and bizarre Bad At Sports from Europe.
Ppodcast has a more aggressively open ended mandate for the project and offers sound artists and experimental musicians a platform for their stuff.
Also, they introduced me to Lily Allen and I think I’m in love.
So, it turns out that anyone who “bikes” to the Merchandise Mart gets in free to Artropolis. That would include the Next Fair (which all you good Art minded Chicagoans should be off too anyway) and Art Chicago. This seems to be in relation to the Mart being named the “largest ‘Green Building’ on Earth.” So, bike it Chicago and love America’s green future and international art.
Tree Hugger Excerpt:
For 78 years, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart has been the world’s largest commercial building; It is also now LEED-EB (existing building) Silver. According to Business Week, “The effort required overhauling decades-old practices and technology, from replacing most of the Mart’s 4,000-plus windows and upgrading rusty motors deep in its subbasements to taking better care of dust mops. The reward: At 78 years of age, the Merchandise Mart is now the biggest green building in the world.”
Business Week notes that “the return has been quick: Thanks to the upgrades, utility bills last year fell about 10%, and occupancy rates climbed to 96%, from 77% a decade ago. “We’ve had a wave of interest,” says Christopher G. Kennedy, president of Merchandise Mart Properties and an heir to former building owner Joseph P. Kennedy. “One prospective tenant, who had passed us over, came back because they require a LEED space.
More at Tree Hugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/03/merchandise-mart-goes-green.php
and Business Week http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/mar2008/db20080319_978885.htm
Finally, after a six month wait, it is here…
The audio from the 2007 Stone Summer Theory Institute: Is Art History Global?
This will be a series of six or seven 2-4 hour excerpts from the week-long event. In advance of the second iteration “What is an Image?”Â You can find more info and the application for the 2008 Institute at… http://www.stonesummertheoryinstitute.org
The 2007 participants can be viewed at http://www.badatsports.com/megsmagic/2007-panorama.jpg
Keep in mind that this audio is rough “B-side stuff,” but nonetheless provides a chance to go behind the curtain on this thoughtful conversation.
In this episode we present… “The Intro Round Table Event.”
From The Stone Summer Theory Institute Site…
2007: The Globalization of Art, co-organized with Zhivka Valiavicharska
The book will be co-edited with Alice Kim; please see the book series for more information.
The â€œbiennale cultureâ€ now determines much of the art market. Literature on the worldwide dissemination of art assumes nationalism and ethnic identity, but rarely analyzes it. At the same time, there is extensive theorizing about globalization in politics, postcolonial theory, economics, sociology, and anthropology.
This was the first event of the series to bring political theorists together with writers and historians concerned specifically the visual arts and its art history.
Seminars were taught by Fredric Jameson, Harry Harootunian, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Shigemi Inaga, Susan Buck-Morss, James Elkins, and Zhivka Valiavicharska.
Lori Waxman sent me a note today saying that I had too check out this blog and post something about it.Â She was right.Â I love the Sellout Blog.
It is the perfect blend of useful information and random “experience of life in the arts, style life dissections.”
Other notable blogosphere art things…
Art Info Updated their site design and have been posting steadily and it is often worth checking out for Museum and blue chip level stuff.
Art Review magazine rebuilt their whole set up to be the most bizarrely exhaustive art site on the interweb.Â Part Art Magazine, part Art MySpace, and part open source art blog, it proposes itself as all thing contemporary art.Â Â It might be but it is so big it scares me and I open it an have trouble remembering what I was looking for.
I also have to mention New Art TV which is an all art, web oriented video “channel.”Â Because who doesn’t want to watch Alex Katz talk about his boring paintings. (It is better then the paintings themselves)