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Unthink campaign promoting the major retrospective, Magritte: the Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938, which runs at the Art Institute through October 13, 2014. The strategy is to bring surrealism to Chicago locations other than the City Council chamber.
written about the Unthink Voyeurism mural painted on the roof the Art Institute's Morton Wing, where the most surreal component is not the content of the mural but the fact that it's invisible to everyone not in a nearby tall building or airplane.
Le Model Rouge, blown up to Oldenberg proportion. The AIC press release says they were the artist's “way of calling attention to the fact that we often cover our own flesh with dead animal flesh.” Unlike at the beach, where we uncover our flesh with plant fabric over the naughty bits.
According to the Trib, da feat is expected to stay at Oak Street until mid-month, after which they're expected to stomp down somewhere along Michigan Avenue.
Theater on the Lake may have been exiled from its waterfront venue for the season, but urban theater on the beach is alive and well at Oak Street.
Ozymandias moment of Zen . . .