How Chicago Are You?

I'll be part of a panel talk this evening (6-8) about how and whether the peculiarities of a place (Chicago, in this specific instance) influences the art that happens there. The talk is at the Graham Foundation, which concerns itself with architecture, primarily, though the panel draws from and is intended to address all sorts of disciplines. Leading up to the event we were asked to take some pictures of the city that might bear on what we think about the topic. Below are some of the pictures I'll be showing. Come by to hear what I have to say about them. (The second to last one is hard to read--it's a picture of two long rows of brand new parking meters in a vast, abandoned, perhaps 6-8 square block area of abandoned lots).

Anders Nilsen