Given Colorado Springs’s politics and hyper-conservatism, wouldn’t artists hesitate to make and perform work there?
As a resident for the NYC Department of Records and Information Services, Weist explored the relationship between the city and its artists as documented in these vast municipal archives.
On July 15, NYC Public Artist in Residence Bryan Doerries will explore the resonance between Antigone and the killing of Michael Brown.
The nine-month residency will have the artist respond to specific issues identified by a civic department.
BOSTON — It’s snowing hard outside, and it’s a Saturday, but the second-floor hallway of the city’s newest municipal building — its school department headquarters — is filled with artists and bureaucrats.
CHICAGO — We’re now a quarter of the way through Scottish artist Martin Creed’s year-long “residency” at the MCA Chicago. I put “residency” in quotation marks because Creed is only going to be here sporadically throughout 2012. So far, the MCA has put one new work by Creed on display each month, none of them new, so it’s more of an incremental retrospective at the moment.
CHICAGO — Martin Creed is a Scottish artist who won the British Turner Prize in 2001, but he is less well known in the United States. That might change in 2012, when Creed will be the artist in residence at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) for the whole year.