Local up and coming Chicago Art starlet Melanie Schiff is quizzed about what it is like to be curated into the 2008 Whitney Biennial, her work and WTF is up with contemporary Photography. Oak Park correspondent/Chicago Art Star Tony Tasset co-hosts.
Chairman of the cosmetics company Estee Lauder; Leonard A. Lauder is giving $131 million US to the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The gift is the largest donation in the institution’s history, with about $125 million going towards the New York museum’s endowment, according to a Wednesday report in the New York Times.
The 75-year-old billionaire hopes the donation would spur others to give generously to the Whitney.
Stating that his intention was to help the Whitney retain its Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue at 75th Street.
“I believe the Whitney and the Breuer building are one,” Lauder told the Times. Read more
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The New York Times recently posted selections of this years Whitney Biennial as interactive 360 panoramic installation shots. It’s pretty similar to Google’s street view but without the zoom feature. Check it out here.
Melanie continues to be one of the freshest bright lights in Chicago Art community!
Aside from teaching, making, and curating as any good young Chicago artist does, she is one of only two Chicago based artists (Jennifer Montgomery is the other) in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and is featured in a sizable article in the new (Feb) issue of Modern Painter.
(Although it is not the issue currently featured on their site)
Our “hats go off” to one of the great active members of this art community who deserves all the attention she can get.
Sometime in the last couple of weeks the participant list was released for the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Wouldn’t you know it a couple of great Chicago oriented Artists are on the list!!! Our heart felt congratulations go out to Melanie Schiff and Amanda Ross-Ho!!! Please see the full list here.