I've been waiting for the opening of Jun Kaneko's ceramic sculptures at Millennium Park. There are two powerful bodies of work on view. The new work has a playfulness that will engage a broader audience. I'm eager to see how the public interacts with them.
Artwork is work. Art does not come into existence in a single fell swoop of expressive resolution. Art is not a hobby to a professional artist. Art is labor. Choreographer, painter, composer: these are occupations.
It seems that Chicago's reputation as being the second city may be on its way out. After a 15 year absence from the U.S, the Paris Opera Ballet, the oldest ballet company in existence, opened its American tour at Chicago's Harris Theate.