Tour of Art Institute Modern Wing, Second Floor

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This is the kind of "modern" art that makes me go, "hmmmmmmm.

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A video installation that's akin to a clown throwing a terrible-two-like tantrum. A video loop of the artist, dressed like a clown screaming "no no no" over and over and over. I couldn't stand it for the 90-seconds I was within earshot of it. The museum guard standing nearby had all my sympathy.

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A pile of rocks as art.

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A wedding dress, bags of cat litter and some disturbing wallpaper.

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Artist Robert Gober's statement helps to make sense of the installation.

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A view of the Pritzker Garden.

One of the Dullest Jobs on the Planet
Museum security guard–the most boring job on the planet.

Fab Furniture
Mod furniture.

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The coffee bar in the balcony overlooking the main hall serves local brew Intelligencia Coffee.

 You Are Here, Touchscreen Version
Interactive touchscreens put a new spin on the old "You Are Here" maps.

3 Responses

  1. I’m always unhappy with those “works of art” that you can’t understand or appreciate unless you read the artist’s statement. Seems like incomplete communication to me.

  2. Marie

    I am one of those heathens about modern art. Loved your captions, especially “A pile of rocks as art.”
    Can’t wait to see for myself.

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