This Friday, artist Zachary Cahill unveils his site-specific banner commissioned for the Smart Museum’s courtyard. The banner, entitled Idyllic—affair of the heart, is the third and concluding chapter of an ongoing project, USSA 2012: Wellness Center. Through this long-term work, Cahill explores the parallel traditions of the artistic retreat and the health spa or sanatorium.
The banner will be accompanied by performative and discursive events as well as a set of postcards available in the Smart Shop, watercolor sketches hanging in the Museum’s offices, emoji, and other Wellness Center resources.
Beginning August 30, Cahill will mark the last Friday of each University of Chicago pay-period by playing bagpipe music from a portable PA system in the Smart’s courtyard.
Image: Inspiration for USSA 2012: Wellness Center: Idyllic—affair of the heart. Photo taken by the artist.