ART IN THE CITY

ART IN THE CITY

SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL

Chicago, Illinois  2013

With its public art, Chicago holds itself to the highest standard by thoughtfully selecting artists that sensitively understand the magnitude and impact of their work. Whether it's Picasso's sculpture for  Daley Plaza, or in Millennium Park, Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate or Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain, each piece, in its own way, is an expression of Chicago. The success of a public work of art is measured not merely by aesthetics, but rather, by its magnetic qualities that inspire interaction.  The art is a reflection of the City, the art becomes a part of the City, the art is instrumental in making the City. This film expresses the vitality and vibrance that public art can bring to the urban environment by experientially including the viewer in the making of place.