Date & Time
Friday, September 30, 2016
Methods and Materials to Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 East Chicago Avenue) to Arts Club of Chicago (201 East Ontario Street) to University of Chicago Campus North Parking Garage (5525 South Ellis Avenue)
Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell’s concrete-encased Cadillac, Concrete Traffic (1970), returns to the University of Chicago during a public procession that traces the history of the colossal sculpture.
The program begins at noon on the plaza outside of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where Concrete Traffic will be joined by a number of classic Cadillacs and cement trucks as a backdrop for a free public discussion with Lynne Warren, MCA Curator, and Christine Mehring, Professor and Chair, Department of Art History at UChicago, who initiated and directed the sculpture’s conservation and return.
Afterward, the sculpture will travel past its original location on the site of the present-day Arts Club of Chicago, where it will be greeted by a performance inspired by Danger Music Number 17, a score by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins.
Finally, Concrete Traffic will make its way past Midway Studios and the Logan Center for the Arts, site of its original location at the University of Chicago, before arriving at its new location on the north side of campus in the vicinity of the Smart Museum of Art.
Presented by the Arts Club of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art, and UChicago Arts.