Waukegan, IL: future home of the Lucas Museum?
With the future of a Lucas Museum on Chicago's lakefront in doubt, the city of Waukegan is asking the organizers to look a little to the north.
Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley reached out to Mellody Hobson, a Chicago financial executive and the wife of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, about locating the proposed museum featuring digital, traditional and narrative art on Waukegan's lakefront, a city spokesman said on Wednesday.
— Chicago Tribune
After a shake-up Tuesday wherein Chicago-based Friends of the Parks (which was taking a 30-day break from suing to prevent the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art from being built) announced that it wasn't going to budge on its anti-LMNA position, George Lucas announced that he was seriously... View full entry
Feast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home installations in this short film
Seoul-based cinematographer and photographer Nils Clauss put together a new film highlighting the works of esteemed sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh. Suh's site-specific pieces play with the boundaries of identity and revolve around the physical and metaphorical malleability of space... View full entry
INsite by Luftwerk turns Mies' Farnsworth House inside-out with light and sound
Whether you're a diehard Miesian fan or could care less about the modernist architecture canon, we've heard of ol' Farnsworth time and time again since its completion in 1951 in Plano, Illinois. But Chicago-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk want the public to see the... View full entry
First annual LAMP design challenge/exhibition coming in October
This will be an opportunity for those already engaged with architecture to re-imagine their talents in more conceptual explorations and a way for the public to engage with architecture in a format they may have never experienced.
Annika Hagen, Nicole Fox and Tyler Greentree of LAMP (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) from Vancouver, BC will be hosting their first annual LAMP event--a live design installation exhibition and creative challenge--on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Woodwards Atrium. LAMP invited four local... View full entry
‘Thresholds’ marks the unmarked at Kent cemetery
“It is amazing to realize you could walk around the site not knowing if there is a body underneath you,” Nelson said. “How do you commemorate that?”
— The Seattle Times
Of the approximately 200 people buried at Saar Pioneer Cemetery, there are 89 unmarked graves, each unable to inform visitors of their presence and the role they played in Kent history. Collaborative artists Frances Nelson and Bradly Gunn seek to mark the unmarked by creating a series... View full entry