Video: Spirit of Space Captures the Essence of Chicago’s Public Art

Spirit of Space has shared with us their most recent collaboration with Phil Enquist of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: Art in the City. Pairing powerful quotes with imagery from the ’s most prominent works, the film “expresses the vitality and vibrance that public art can bring to the urban environment by experientially including the viewer in the making of place.” As describes, “The art is a reflection of the City, the art becomes a part of the City, the art is instrumental in making the City.”

Featured works include Picasso’s sculpture for Daley Plaza, along with Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate and Jaume Plensa’s Crown Fountain in Millennium Park.

The Crown Fountain / Krueck & Sexton Architects © Hedrich Blessing
Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: Spirit of Space Captures the Essence of Chicago’s Public Art" 16 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=416741>

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    This is great, but what about the rest of the city? What about the fact that a great number of Chicagoans do not frequent the downtown area or they see their own neighborhoods as a stark contrast? Art is divisive. It opens the souls of certain populations and individuals. Is art in Chicago equally accessible to all? I beg to differ.

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