29. January 2010

Worked to update the Trinity Fountain blog today. Total succeed. We came up with a few other ideas in conjunction with the Fountain, including a podcast art review panel (Bad At Art, as suggested by Dayton); a pseudo parody to Chicago’s own Bad At Sports. Basically, what would happen here, would be a time, once a week, to review shows that are up at Trinity (on both the Student Gallery Wall and in the Seerveld Gallery), as well as reviews and information about shows in Chicago, both critically reviewing them and also giving a brief synopsis of who is in the show and what the show is about.

Went to Co-Prosperity Sphere‘s opening tonight. Overall, a rather intriguing show. Basically, to give you a summary since most of you will probably not see it for yourselves, It was a collaborative show between artists in Denver and artists in Iran as a way of establishing connections between the two countries.

Here is a brief synopsis of the concept from Co-Prosperity:

Two teams of artists, one in Tehran and another in Denver have assembled under one name: IRUS (Iran – United States). Starting with our mutual respect for art, we have established collaborative projects between our groups. During a one-year period, each group initiated a creative piece and mailed incomplete works back and forth through completion between our two cities: either directly or through friends, relatives or acquaintances who were traveling between the U.S. and Iran. This show demonstrates the fruit of that one-year period: a vibrant collection of intercultural pieces designed to celebrate cultural differences and find harmony through art. Using “Dialogue” as our theme, it is our goal to present the perspectives of each group in a respectful, trusting and encouraging manner. In this process, we are not only developing art, but also participating in a functional dialogue with each other as artists and individuals. One component of the show is the Persian story of Scheherazade alongside the stories of Mark Twain as a conceptual framework for the art, further promoting the exploration of, and interaction between the two cultures.

I apologize for the lack of images. The website doesn’t feature any, and I didn’t have a camera with me.

Best,

MP

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