Wednesday, November 07, 2007

And you thought it was just a drink!

Originally uploaded by coda.

Tonight I went along to the opening of a brand new exhibition for Chicago called, "Red Bull Art of Can". The competition is in its second year, and it asks people to design their own piece of art using cans of Red Bull.

The exhibition is open to the public in Chicago at the River East Art Center from 9 to 18 November 2007 and it is definitely worth a look.

The waiters served (what else?) vodka/Red Bull to the guests but I must admit, seeing all the Red Bull sculptures around me did make me wonder what was happening to our empty cans.

I didn't stay long enough tonight to find out who won the competition (first prize is a trip to Basel, Switzerland where Red Bull is manufactured), but if I had my guess, I would say "Vitalized Dragon" by local Illinois artist Tsuyoshi James "TJ" Ishikawa, or else (my favourite for the Peoples Choice Award), "Jump Start" by yet another Illinois artist Lisa Lofton.

I don't know why I picked the Illinois artists as my favourite - it wasn't even on purpose!


Anonymous said...

Gab, I was totally at the same opening! Lara made the little black dresses that the red bull girls wore, if you look at the insert of the exhibition catalog you'll see her name! I can't believe I missed you. We didn't get there until after 9 though. We are just so artsy and fab.

Unknown said...

Hehe I realised that Lara was involved too - and I wondered if you were going to be there, isn't that classic?!

But we left after about an hour and Lex said I only just missed you - typical....

We're going to have to better coordinate our fabulous attendance at these fabulous gatherings in future!