Martin Creed Plays Chicago

Martin Creed’s Half the air in a given space

Posted September 11, 2012

As part of Martin Creed’s yearlong residency at the MCA, the museum has partnered with Chicago venues to present Creed’s Half the air in a given space—an installation that fills half of a room with balloons. With this work, Creed gives tangible form to something that’s usually invisible: the air around you. This artwork is meant to be enjoyed as you walk through it and not just viewed from outside.

The first presentation is at Hyde Park Art Center and can be experienced Tuesday through Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm. Additional venues for this project are planned, check back for more information as it becomes available.

Martin Creed. Work No. 1190, Half the air in a given space, 2011. Installation at Hyde Park Art Center, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York.