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Art Wed Nov 11 2009

Art is Everywhere All the Time (Today)

dubi-something-new-229x250.jpgI'll be honest with you. I don't exactly know what the hell is going on. I just found out about this. It sounds pretty darn awesome, though. Apparently what is happening, right now, is a 24-hour decentralized art show all over our wonderful city, ending at midnight tonight.

The show is called "Something New." It was organized and curated by Nikola Tosic (an internet artist and poet based in Serbia) and Sarah Weis (multi-media artist, performer and creative director of i^3 hypermedia.) Check out this webpage to find out exactly what artwork is being shown today and where. The idea is basically to turn the whole city of Chicago into an art viewing space for one day, a sort of choose-your-own-adventure concept, relying heavily on the participation of the audience.

Many participants are well-known international artists who will set up situations with local collaborators and assistants. Some participants are people who don't consider themselves artists at all. Pieces range from a mobile gallery to a 6am shadow puppet show, a bed-in, and a mass mailing of personal spam (sent to the 11 address on every major Chicago street).

This is the second installment of "Something New." ("Something New London" was organized by Tosic and Nic Roope in 2006.) This project is intended to take place in many cities for years to come.

Throughout the day, i^3 hypermedia will stream segments of the show on their counter-broadcast channel.

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