Martin Creed Plays Chicago
Jan – Dec 2012
For this site-specific installation, Creed fills half the space of a room with balloons, giving tangible form to something that’s usually invisible: the air around you. This lively artwork is meant to be enjoyed as you walk through it and not just viewed from outside. In Chicago, the artist has installed four versions of this work in different neighborhoods throughout the city, choosing a different color balloon for each site to give the installations their own feeling.
See Half the air in a given space at any of the following locations:
Hyde Park Art Center
Sep 7–Oct 2
Garfield Park Conservatory
Sep 11–Oct 15
Storefront at 1113 Bryn Mawr in Edgewater
Sep 18–Oct 18
City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
* During periods of inclement weather, such as rain, the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower may be closed. Closed on Columbus Day.
This project is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and presented in collaboration with the Hyde Park Art Center, Garfield Park Conservatory, City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and Edgewater Development Corporation.
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