Public Art That’s Truly Public

Public Art That’s Truly Public

Preface This week the Fashion Institute of Technology held a panel on scale and spectacle called “Size Matters” (apparently unaware that they were in danger of ripping off and thereby angering curator Shaquille O’Neal, also a basketball player apparently, who...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/20-7/22)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/20-7/22)

1. US Future States at Chicago Cultural Center Work by Dan Mills. Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 E. Washington St. Reception Friday, 5:30-7:30pm. 2. Reflection at Experimental Sound Studio Work by Ethan Rose. Experimental Sound Studio is located at 5925 N....

Open to this Engagement?

Here we are at the end of this cycle of the Social Practice (SoPra) interviews from Open Engagement 2011 and just in time we received this posting from the magical land of Portland… OPEN ENGAGEMENT is an international conference that sets out to explore various...
Is the $100,000 Ordway Prize Too Much?

Is the $100,000 Ordway Prize Too Much?

I’d never heard of the Ordway Prize until a few weeks ago, when two highly respected Chicago-based arts professionals (artist Tania Bruguera, who also lives in Havana, Cuba, and Hamza Walker, curator at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago) were...
Ordway Prize Candidates Announced

Ordway Prize Candidates Announced

Two Chicagoans have been announced as candidates for the Ordway Prize. Tania Bruguera, who splits her time between Havana Cuba and Chicago, and The Renaissance Society’s Hamza Walker are up for the prize with a handful of other artists and curators. The prize...