Art 50 2016
Chicago’s Artists’ Artists
Contributing authors: Kerry Cardoza, Ciera McKissick, Lee Ann Norman, Chris Reeves, Elliot J. Reichert, Anastasia Karpova Tinari and B. David Zarley.
“Barbara Kasten: Stages,” the artist’s first major survey, opened last year at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Since then, the interdisciplinary artist has been everywhere. “Stages” travelled to the Graham Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. This month alone, she’s participating in “On Space and Place” at the DePaul Art Museum, has work on display at the Art Institute of Chicago and will be featured on the PBS television program “ART21.” In October, a sculpture/video piece, a new medium for Kasten, will show at KAI 10 in Düsseldorf. When not traveling for an exhibition, the eighty-year-old artist says she spends most days in her Chicago studio. If her work doesn’t inspire you, her work ethic surely will.