Tag Archive: community

The Heartland Machine and Other Concepts from the Future

Parked inside in a small gallery of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art is a Heartland Machine. Heartland Machine is a mobile sculpture that began as a speedboat.  Conceived by Detroit-based Design 99, over… Continue reading

These Objects are Loved

“Vortexhibition Polyphonica” is an intimidating exhibition title.  A vortex is a swirling mass, coming from the Latin vertere, meaning “to turn.”  A polyphony is a vocal texture derived from multiple independent voices.  How… Continue reading

Community and the Honeybee Ballet

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is typically the first place I visit while in San Francisco. Small to mid-sized contemporary arts institutions often struggle to become part of their communities for… Continue reading