According to the legend of Chang E (Chahng-uh), during the Legendary Period, a terrible drought plagued the earth because of 10 suns burning in the sky. Chang E’s husband, Hou Yi, was an expert archer and shot down the nine extra suns. In honor of his heroism, the Jade Emperor awarded Hou Yi an elixir that would grant him eternal life, but Chang E stole the elixir and fled to the moon. In later centuries, Chang E was transformed in the Chinese imagination into a beautiful and virtuous woman celebrated as a lunar deity.
1 day 59 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “One day, I had a dream… there were three black boots in the middle of the road, with very high houses."
These are the words of Tarsila do Amaral, one of the leaders behind Anthropophagy, a national art movement that arose in 1920s Brazil with the goal of “cannibalizing” aspects of European modern art in order to make a new, more distinctly indigenous style. #5WomenArtists
Explore Tarsila’s work in depth when Tarsila do Amaral: Reinventing Modern Art in Brazil opens at the Art Institute this October.
Image: Tarsila do Amaral. City (The Street), 1929. Collection of Bolsa de Arte.
1 day 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW ON VIEW—Who Builds Your Architecture?
Whether majestic skyscrapers, eye-catching museums, or sprawling residential complexes, buildings emerge from intricate, lengthy processes of design and construction that involve a host of different actors. The New York–based group Who Builds Your Architecture? (WBYA?), who gives the show its name, presents research related to migrant workers and the global construction industry.