The Cubs got a new mascot yesterday, but I prefer “The Shining” version they rolled out 100 or so years ago.
Chris Burden – Shoot (1971)
Now on view: “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures”
Made out of five thousand toys, sand, plants, and boulders, and weighing approximately 53,000 lbs, A Tale of Two Cities (1981) is a particularly remarkable example of Burden’s large-scale tableaux, taking child’s play and war games to another level of complexity, obsession, and absurdity.
How has Chris Burden been outside of my radar for this long?
Reverberi – Stairway to Heaven
Because sometimes you need a ska cover of classical music.
The Orobians – Also Spracht Zarathustra
A map of 19th Century shipping routes and nothing elseNautical trade routes stretch like so many lengths of string in this arresting visualization of intercontinental commerce in the 1800s. The map that emerges highlights not only several continents and their busiest ports, but the various trade winds that cycle through the lower reaches of Earth’s atm…