Some art is just garbage… especially the installation coming to Chicago’s Navy Pier

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Since I’m visiting Chicago this week, I thought it would be fitting to post some art news happening here:

A previous Garbage Wall like the one to be installed.
Also from the Sun-Times article.

A wall of garbage is making its debut as art next month at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Normally I don’t go for the whole everyday-items-as-art nonsense, but after going on a river cruise today and hearing all about how awfully polluted the water used to be, a public work like this might not be such a bad idea.

It’s meant as a reminder against pollution, as a way of physically showing how much waste we create without fully noticing. The Natural Resources Defense Council is the environmental group that’s bringing the exhibition to Navy Pier, and the very first “Garbage Wall” was created by Gordon Matta-Clark in New York City in 1970.

Read the full story on the Chicago Sun-Times here.

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