A crowd of 50,000 people jammed the Civic Center Plaza at noon on August 15, 1967. Chicago was unveiling its newest piece of public art: a gift to the city from the celebrated Pablo Picasso.Covered with blue sheeting, the giant sculpture loomed over the plaza. Then Mayor Richard J.
Nearly a century ago, progressive artists in Central and Eastern Europe demanded that true art revolutionize objects and habits of daily life. Their new ideas responded to innovative images of the industrial marketplace, nascent mass media and urban popular culture.
In this ever-increasing digital age, there are those who long for a simpler time, or at least a more tactile one. Case in point: a new art exhibition deeply attached to the sight and sound of analog recordings. Eight Forty-Eight’s Joe DeCeault has all the details.
One aspect of the current Middle East revolutions that has received a lot of attention is the role new media and the arts have played in unifying people and setting the narrative of the so called “Arab Spring.” And Egypt is no exception.Aymen Mohamed Hussein is executive director for production for
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The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, which opened its doors late last year, showcases the talents of experimental artists from the Arab world and beyond. Former Chicagoan Wafaa Bilal is among the young artists whose work is on display.