Arts Section Roundtable Discussion: ART DESIGN CHICAGO
WDCB's Gary Zidek sat down with representatives from Intuit: the Center For Intuitive & Outsider Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the National Museum of Mexican Art.
"We had been discussing for a few years, doing an exhibition like this. But of course to do the research, to borrow pieces from as far away as Mexico City, it takes a lot of assistance. And when you have an institution, a foundation like the Terra, really helping out, encouraging, and bringing people together from different institutions ... it makes it very possible." - Cesareo Moreno, director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art talking about the impact of ART DESIGN CHICAGO.
Intuit's Debra Kerr, the National Museum of Mexican Art's Cesareo Moreno and the MCA's Lynne Warren joined Gary to talk about their institutions' respective ART DESIGN CHICAGO exhibitions currently on display.
Twenty-eighteen is the year of ART DESIGN CHICAGO. The Terra Foundation initiative is exploring Chicago’s role as a world-class center for creativity and innovation. The Chicago-based non-profit collaborated with over 75 cultural organizations to work on a full year of programming, including 30 new exhibitions.
Through ART DESIGN CHICAGO, the MCA was able to put a brighter spotlight on influential photographer Kenneth Josephson.
Walking through PICTURE FICTION: KENNETH JOSEPHSON AND CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
PICTURE FICTION: KENNETH JOSEPHSON AND CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago through December 30.
A few miles away, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is presenting CHICAGO CALLING: ART AGAINST THE FLOW.
The exhibit features works by late singer-songwriter and artist, Wesley Willis.
Henry Darger, Lee Godie, Mr. Imagination and Aldo Piacenza are some of the other artists featured in CHICAGO CALLING.
CHICAGO CALLING: ART AGAINST THE FLOW will be on display at Intuit through January 6, 2019. Then it heads to Europe.
And the National Museum of Mexican Art is looking back at Mexican art in Chicago from 1893 to the Civil Rights era.
ARTE DESENO XICAGO will be on display through August 19.