Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Video self-portraits by teens in the MCA’s Creative Agency.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is working with 17 teen artists to make self-portrait videos. Give them a look. They are interesting. Alejandro: I’d like to hear more of Alejandro’s interviews with MCA visitors. Alexis: Interesting piece asking strangers who she is. Seeing that she’s a photographer, I’d like to see people give her the …

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Try four audio podcasts on art

While looking for more art podcasts, I found three audio podcasts that I’m going to bring into my mix of podcasts. How about you give them a try too? ————— Art Talk KCRW Edward Goldman offers impassioned views on what he sees in galleries and museums around the world. — every five days — 3-4 …

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August book selections from Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has a fantastic selection in their book store. Going to their bookstore is just as fun as seeing their galleries. Here’s six books that stood out on my recent visit. Amazon.com Widgets For those who can’t view the above Amazon widget, here’s the list of books: Growing Stuff: An Alternative …

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Piero’s Proses: Part 6 of 7: Measure

Here’s some random notes about Piero talking about measure: “Every day I work in measure. Sometimes I forget the dimension.” * Human measure * Natural measure * Artificial measure Language another kind of measure. Ants use the same 011100010101 langauge that computers use. (I didn’t understand how ants use a bionic language) Source: 9/23/2004 talk …

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Piero’s Proses: Part 4 of 7: Curiosity

“Curiosity is like a synapsis. If you have synapsis, then you have curiosity. If you have curiosity, then you are a designer.” Source: 9/23/2004 talk by Italian designer Piero Lissoni at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

Piero’s Proses: Part 3 of 7: Uncivilization

Millennium Park in Chicago is very civilized. After awhile I couldn’t stand to be there. Too civilized. I need to go to uncivilization. To touch. Comments: This made me very curious, because Millenennium park is a park after all. Maybe it was too designed for him with all manmade stuff–music shell, huge metallic bean sculpture, …

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Piero’s Proses: Part 2 of 7: Interface

“My sofas are uncomfortable. I design them to be uncomfortable.” You get strong feedback from my couches. To continuously use. It’s like the computer. Without using the computer, it is just a brick. With my couches you continously interface with them. The user is modifying their body every two or three minutes. Source: 9/23/2004 talk …

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Piero’s Proses: Part 1 of 7: Stratification

European towns have been built over and over. So-and-so country comes and takes over. They rebuild over part of the town. Such-and-such country comes hundreds years later and they rebuild over the part of the town. And so on. There are many levels of stratification. When you go to the grocery store and buy a …

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