As some of you may have noticed, there was no “street art picks” for the month of November, despite there being one every month since July. There are two main reasons for this: First, street art is the most seasonal of public art. December has seen very little street art but much dampness and snow, [...]
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By Fruzsina Eördögh The other day while walking to Lincoln Square, I couldn’t help but notice the newly placed political street art on boarded storefronts. A closer inspection of these paste-ups revealed the url IVAW.org, so naturally I went home to see what google could tell me. I was surprised, and a little heartbroken, to find [...]
By Fruzsina Eordogh October was just as fruitful for street art as was September. Street artists are not immune to the cold weather, and the escalating scramble leaves me eager to see November’s work. October saw more political work by street artists than I can recall, most likely due to their arch-nemesis announcing his retirement. Some [...]
By Fruzsina Eordogh The street art of September was so very plentiful. I like to think I am partially responsible for the proliferation, but I know there are greater forces at work besides my delusions of grandeur, forces much more mundane – like the coming cold weather. Tiptoe has returned from his holiday, and the respectable [...]
["Best of Chicago Art Magazine" re-post. Originally appeared 5/28/10] Fruzsina Eordogh – With Banksy coming through Chicago and marking the side of a building, he announced to the world that Chicago’s street art scene is one to watch. I thought I’d take this moment to muse about a street artist who recently “leveled up” and began leaving high-quality [...]
Op-Ed By Fruzsina Eordogh The consumption of visual art at a museum is a highly personal matter, and each visitor has their own preference on how the art is ingested. Some museum-goers enjoy being left to their own devices, while others desire some sort of audio or visual guide to enhance their experience. Neither is inherently better [...]
We’re shooting a “flying red carpet event” where we create a red carpet “set” that moves from place to place. Fruzsina Eordogh and I will host. I’m going to be wearing white go go boots, we’ll have a videographer, helpers and a few other people with cameras. This is what will be going on: Our [...]
In February of last year, a new street artist began assailing Chicago’s public space with his scrawl. Snacki has now been painting on Chicago’s streets for over a year, but he is not above doing a sticker or two. Now that the weather has warmed, be on the lookout for new snackis.
By Fruzsina Eordogh The street art scene in Chicago has grown to such an extent that this monthly feature has become necessary. Without further ado, here are the top street art picks for the month of July: 10. Baby Head on Rat, artist unknown (Photo by flickr user theres no way home) There is no [...]
Op-Ed by Fruzsina Eordogh Some time between May 6th and May 11th, the hate-speech wall in Anida Yoeu Ali’s ”1700% Project” exhibit was defaced with a picture of a robot and a speech bubble. [Editor's note, the link to the ABC news featured incorrect information. The line "kill all Arabs" was a part of the original work and [...]
All of these fanciful excuses for preferring the Polaroid over digital imagery don’t stack up when you compare them to reasons to NOT use Polaroids in today’s eco-conscious society.
Fruzsina Eeordogh and MK Meador The 50 Alderman/50 Artists: The Alderman Project has proven to be the most talked about art show of 2010, excluding the current Matisse exhibit at the Art Institute. Both the New York Times and Chicago Tribune wrote about the exhibit twice, and Time Out Chicago, Chicago Current and Huffington Post [...]
Fruzsina Eordogh presents a selection of visual art sites that are the ones she tries to frequent at least once a week. She begins with a core selection of sites from Chicago and moves outward from there to other national and international art and architecture websites.