Sunday, June 10, 2012

Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Chicago Exhibit

Reader Isbell sent me this tip about an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago entitled, Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity. According to the museum’s website, the show examines contemporary works of art that take as their subject the form, technology, myth, message, and image of that iconic building structure, the skyscraper. While the exhibition has particular relevance to Chicago, the city that is widely known as the birthplace of this architectural type, artists throughout the world—in addition to authors, filmmakers, poets, and undoubtedly architects—have been enthralled by the human desire to build farther and farther into the sky, testing technological limits while embodying a yearning for spiritual connection to the heavens. Artists’ endeavors to explore this desire have taken many forms, from video and film to sculpture, painting, and photography.” The show runs through September 2012. 

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