Thursday, December 17, 2009

Studio Chicago

http://www.studiochicago.org/

Studio Chicago: a collaborative project that explores the artists' studio: Creativity; Production; Infrastructure

Why and how is the studio important to art and artists today?

What is the artist studio today?

What infrastructures are needed to support art practice and production?

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with leading local arts institutions, announces a year-long collaborative project, "Studio Chicago" to generate deeper, more nuanced understanding about these issues among the artist community and to broaden awareness and understanding among the "art-curious."

Studio Chicago focuses on the Artist's Studio, through exhibitions, talks, publications, tours, and research. Participating organizations will celebrate the working artist and reveal their sites of creative production from historical and contemporary perspectives, with concepts ranging from the 'studio as muse', 'virtual studios', 'street as studio' and 'gallery as studio.'