Thursday, October 18, 2012

If you're in Chicago...

go check this out:

Pick of the week!

No, no, it's not the legendary actor who starred in "Bullitt" whose work is on display in the "Steve McQueen" exhibit opening at the Art Institute. This Steve McQueen is the British video artist and filmmaker who has been an art-world star for years but has only recently gained widespread recognition as the director of the provocative feature films "Hunger" (2008) and "Shame" (2011), the latter starring Michael Fassbender. The Art Institute is the organizer and sole U.S. venue for this, McQueen's first-ever survey. Opening weekend activities include a reception, artist talk, film screenings and VIP reception and party at After Dark in the Modern Wing. Sunday through Jan. 6 at Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-443-3600, artinstituteofchicago.org




7 comments:

Kruschelkasten said...

The headline got me a little confused at first. I wondered where the pic was... :)

Dionne said...

Nice. If I were in Chicago I'd check it out for sure.

émilie said...

Thanks, it's very interesting, I'd love to see this exhibition...I'm not familiar with Steve's artistic work but my husband knew him as an artist before I knew him as a film director.

Simone said...

I would love to attend, to be able to talk to Steve about his art, and then give him kudos about his films. As close as I am to Chicago, I sadly have only been there once and it wasn't for long. I have to visit their museum one day.

Martha said...

Simone! If I had found out earlier I would have gone. I'm so may at myself for not reading the Arts & Entertainment section on Sunday's paper. What if Michael goes to the opening/reception! Arrgh! I mean they are good friends. But I will for sure go and see his exhibit. I am about 30 miles away.

Martha said...

meant to say: I'm so Mad at myself...

Simone said...

I posted this yesterday and the event takes place today. Thirty miles is a doable driving distance with proper planning w/in 24 hours. Sorry you missed out. :/