Walk along 18th Street in Pilsen and you’ll pass taquerÃas, cafes, clothing shops and liquor stores. But if you turn north at the intersection of 18th and Carpenter Street, the latest installation of Candy Chang’s interactive art piece “Before I Die” lies waiting, asking what you want to do before you die.
by Alexander Sellers •
Since the late 1960s the South Side’s painted walls have been quietly teaching us lessons in our local history. Yet time and neglect have allowed these murals and their lessons to fade from of the public eye. To recognize and raise awareness of wall art as a striking form of collective expression, the South Side Community Art Center hosted a wall art tour last Saturday.
by Dave McQuown •
“We are now the lepers in our own cities, scurrying across deserted plazas.” -Richard Burton, “The Arguments for Public Art” A postcard sold in Chicago in the 1910s depicts a great green boulevard ornamented with elaborate gardens. Ivy-covered grey stone…