Lollapalooza’s Outdoor Art Gallery Who Art Thou?
Showcases Work from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
August 1–3, 2008
For the second year, Lollapalooza and the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago will showcase works in the festival’s outdoor art gallery, Who Art Thou? In
addition to student submissions, this year’s exhibition theme, (re)VISIONS : the social,
ecological and ethical imagination, will include work from members of the School’s
world-renowned faculty, staff, and artists who work with local communities and those
enrolled in SAIC’s BFAAE art education certification program, who will submit works
done with their pupils while student teaching in Chicagoland schools.
Artist and SAIC faculty exhibition facilitator Drea Howenstein points to the wider age
range of participating artists, as well as the enabling of collective projects to be
included in this year’s exhibition. “I was particularly pleased to see that in view of world
concerns with climate change, and in keeping with Causapalooza's commitment to
environmental issues, this year the outdoor gallery will also function as a forum for
artists and designers to address critical social issues and to propose creative urban
design solutions,” said Howenstein.
With the greater scope of this year’s exhibition, (re)VISIONS will be showcased along
the walkways of Grant Park’s North and South Rose Gardens, the primary corridor
between the Buckingham Fountain and the main stage. “We really wanted the
exhibition to be out in the park, where even more fans can experience it,” said Ben
Blocker, senior creative festival producer for C3 Presents.
Waste, Shortage, Demand 2008
Vinyl Banner, 4'x8'