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Venice Biennale 2015

Venice.  La Serenissima. A city so beautiful that adding art to it may seem superfluous. But here comes the Venice Biennale. Lots to see on such a stunning backdrop;  quite a competition for your attention. 909 more words


"Illustrating the Possible"

“This is the thing about the art market. If a young kid isn’t invited to know what they have inside them, and how to unlock that, then what they have is just devices.

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Building Skills

Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighbourhood: with imagination, beauty and art

A really interesting and engaging talk by Theaster Gates about how he transformed neighbourhoods in his home of South Chicago. It is hugely inspiring to see the outcomes of his vast project and hear his bold end-goal idea. 210 more words


Resuscitating a Community by Sarah Bryan

Tonight was one of those nights when I just didn’t know what to talk about. As it turns out, I wasn’t the one to talk, anyway. 62 more words

Bright Ideas

Theaster Gates & Rebuilding Chicago

I came across this Huffington Post article earlier today that included the video above and knew I wanted to discuss the subject more. Being in Chicago, and working for a non-profit that helps bring more services to the Chicagoland community, I’m always expanding my world view. 360 more words

Creative Corner

Art x Music: Art World Embraces Kanye West, Afrika Bambaataa and Drake

THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND MUSIC is increasingly ever present. Several new examples emerged over the past week. A cartoon-like action figure of Pharrell Williams entitled “Happy” was presented at the Perrotin Gallery booth at Art Basel Hong Kong (March 15-17). 287 more words