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Tranquillity in the Midst of the Circus: The Frieze Sculpture Park   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Matt Calderwood, Helen Chadwick, Alice Channer, Judy Chicago, Marilá Dardot, Elmgreen & Dragset, Gimhongsok, Jeppe Hein, Amar Kanwar, Joan Miro, Oscar Murillo, Peter Peri, Jaume Plensa, Norbert Prangenberg, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley, Takis, Bernar Venet, Rachel Whiteread, Richard Woods at Frieze London October 17th, 2013 - October 20th, 2013
Posted 10/15/13

The circus is coming to town. The tent is going up in Regent’s Park and the hordes of gallerists, collectors and devotees are moving in. It is time for the delicious and baffling spectacle that is Frieze London. Frieze is a mysterious beast. It is a super-capitalist cattle market for the artworld to show off and trade its most prized specimens. It is also a cultural welter where big time collectors, small time crooks, celebrities and artworld groupies gather for the inevitable theatrics. A... [more]

Show and Tell   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 8/24/13

A young woman strikes a subtle, learned pose in a short, flippy, drop-waist tunic made of canary-yellow and white checkerboard polyester. She faces the camera head-on with poised stillness, like a model in a live fashion presentation. The image is cropped close around her body, but visible behind her are the whitewashed brick, exposed pipes, and crooked crawlspace grate of a suburban apartment complex. The dress is a facsimile of one from the Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 ready-to-wear show. Crit... [more]

Wind Chimes and Wedding Cakes: Interview with Edra Soto  
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8/18/13 Posted 8/18/13

Chicago, Aug. 2013: Edra Soto does not take summer to mean vacation. She has been hard at work for the past several months making large scale, site specific installations, as well as small, infinitely reproducible sculptures that fit in the palm of your hand. She’s a teacher, but most recently, she’s enjoyed being one of the inaugural students in a new professional development program run by The Hyde Park Art Center. She’s a gallerist whose exhibition space is located in her backyard,... [more]

[VIDEO] Interview with Leandro Erlich   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Leandro Erlich at Barbican Art Gallery June 26th, 2013 - August 4th, 2013
Posted 7/2/13

Leandro Erlich: Dalston House is a highly interactive work that lives through the participation of the visitors. As the organizers state, visitors can “scale the walls of a Victorian terraced house without your feet ever leaving the ground.” So if you ever wanted to be Spider-Man, that’s your chance. Leandro Erlich has been commissioned by the Barbican to create a new installation in Dalston. The work resembles a theater set. Erlich created a detailed facade of a Victorian terraced house – rec... [more]

Immigrants' Fight: Ruben Ubiera's #IamHere Mural Unveiled   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 6/4/13

On May 4, 2013, Ruben Ubiera's #IamHere was unveiled in Wynwood. This unique and subtly subversive mural is the result of a collaborative effort between the artist, his subjects, and the two sponsoring organizations—the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida and the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC). The artwork is striking, vibrantly-colored, and unapologetically political: it advocates for a humane immigration reform law that would give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. The mur... [more]

How public is Public Art? A review of ZegnArt / Public India Show  
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Alwar Balasubramaniam, Atul Bhalla, Sakshi Gupta, Reena Saini Kallat, Srinivasa Prasad, Gigi Scaria, Hema Upadhyay at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum March 2nd, 2013 - May 15th, 2013
Posted 3/12/13

Visitors to Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Mumbai this summer will be confronted by the vision of a giant cobweb made up of oversized rubber stamps on its prim Palladian facade. Though it bears the name of Reena Saini Kallat as the creator, imaginative children might look around for an escapee giant spider from the neighbouring zoo.  This public work of art, Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings), is a collaboration between ZegnArt / Public, an initiative of the Italian Fashion Major Ermenegildo Zegna, and th... [more]

Public Art During ABMB: Getting Biennale Ready   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at Art Basel Miami Beach December 6th, 2012 - December 9th, 2012
Posted 12/20/12

Art Basel Miami Beach has become not only the largest art fair in the United States but also a significant platform for the exhibition and production of public art projects. The most notable included the second iteration of Art Public, an exhibition sector of Art Basel which takes place on the long and ocean-tipped green adjoining the Bass Museum of Art. In collaboration with that museum, the project was organized for the second year by Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at L... [more]

Description for "Finding Value"  
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10/12/12 Posted 3/19/13

Srboohie Abajian’s compelling figurative images capture people “finding value.”  Her series explores American society’s compulsion for overconsumption and addiction—to drugs, food, shopping, etc.—and the impact on urban immigrant communities.  Among her large-scale assemblages of paintings and monotypes, Srboohie interleaves uplifting depictions of individuals who shun consumerism in favor of social interaction and cultural awakening—better ways for people to realize their inner worth.  “Findin... [more]

Something for Everyone   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/10/11

Art Public 2011Curated by Christine Y. KimArt Basel Miami BeachCollins Park, Miami BeachNovember 30 – December 4, 2011 Public art is at its best when it communicates on multiple levels, attracting broad sectors of the general public and remaining accessible to them, yet at the same time challenging viewers to think and see differently, and never sacrificing intelligence nor integrity. Moreover, public art that takes into consideration the specific context of the site tends to be especially exciting a... [more]

The Worst and Best Public Art in Chicago This Year (so far)  
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8/5/11 Posted 8/5/11

It’s already been quite the year for public art in Chicago, even if the year is little more than half over by now.  Unfortunately, “quite the year” in this case means a year I would already rather forget. Millennium Park is undoubtedly the single most important and visible site for public art in Chicago with both permanent and temporary pieces.  Opened in 2004, four years behind its slated opening on the millennium, the park hosts two permanent public art works, Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate and J... [more]

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!  
Posted 7/21/11

The Jarritos Flavor City Art Contest is looking for innovative Artist to describe what Jarritos means to them. We are looking for artists of all ages to develop eye-catching works of art in any medium to express the flavor and experience of Jarritos. Each art submission must incorporate the Jarritos logo and at least one of the eleven Jarritos flavors. (fruit punch, grapefruit, guava, hibiscus, lime, mandarin, pineapple, strawberry, tamarind, mango, lemon-lime). The Panel of Judges is assembled by: Am... [more]

PRODUCT(YELLOW)   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Kay Rosen at Pop-Up Art Loop May 24th, 2011 - December 31st, 2011
Posted 6/20/11

If you thought it couldn’t get worse than Tony Tasset’s giant fiberglass eyeball and cardinal banners last summer, then you were unpleasantly surprised by the unveiling of the latest public work of art commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance. At least Tasset’s EYE was ridiculous and fun; it was a discrete work of art and was specifically commissioned as such. Kay Rosen’s project GO DO GOOD is an “inspirational” six-story mural tucked away above and behind the Old Navy at the corner of State and Wa... [more]

Chitra Ramanthan: Blogs  
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2/11/09 Posted 2/11/09

http://members.webs.com/manageapp/blog/entries/feed/rss From web sit:e http://www.chitraramanathan.com Balancing their exposure to international art with their own traditions, Indian artists have created a new visual language of intensely colorful expressionism"-Quote from Asian Art News, Volume 18, Number 5, September/October 2008 by Uma Prakash.   An Asian American woman artist who has created representational art since childhood, my current foray into abstraction help... [more]

Chitra Ramanathan  
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2/11/09 Posted 2/11/09

"Melic Field", 18" x 24'. Mixed media on canvas, Copyright © 2009 Chitra Ramanathan About Chitra Ramanathan http://www.chitraramanathan.com/ Contemporary artist Chitra Ramanathan's current series of paintings portray the mental emotion of happiness as a visual entity through intense colors and multiple layers of textures that attract light from various angles, pushing the boundaries of her paintings beyond the confines of a two-dimensional surface. They are inspired by short-lived garden bloom... [more]

The Language of the Birds   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 2/9/09

Language of Birdssite-specific installation piece by Brian Goggin and Dorka KeehnNW corner of Broadway @ Grant and ColumbusSan Francisco   Because Essoe was informed by Borges for "Semaphores." Because Hagler relied on the oral tradition of hadith for "72 Virgins to Die For" I bring you to The Language of the Birds, the permanent installation of twenty-three LED-illuminated books in flight like a flock of birds. You can imagine the pages flapping wildly. Ruffled by tourists and passers-by, the fl... [more]

Richard Serra, Terminal, 1977   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/18/08

      While you won’t see romantic views of the Rhine or the mountain huts and rolling hills here, there are many attractions to the Ruhr Valley. One thing that you could be forgiven for missing is the 1977 Richard Serra sculpture, Terminal, which sits on a traffic island in front of the main station in Bochum. The piece is now neglected – covered in graffiti, having rusted in a manner characteristic for Serra’s steel sculptures — and the only reason it is noticed is because it is in the way... [more]


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