"Kim Beck's 'NOTICE: A Flock of Signs' cleverly calls out how absurd and contrived wayfinding can be in many public spaces," said Sarah Urist Green, curator of contemporary art at the IMA. "While museum signage is often designed to be discreet, Beck's signs instead loudly announce their presence - taking on an almost human-like character as they descend on 100 Acres in flocks to alert passersby to seemingly inconsequential aspects of the landscape."
Marking the first week of summer, the IMA will premiere "NOTICE: A Flock of Signs" as part of its annual Summer Solstice Celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. June 22 in the art and nature park. The event will include NOTICE-related art-making and signage projects for all ages, music by the Chicago Afrobeat Project, and activities curated by Heidi Fledderjohn. This free event occurs rain or shine.
The IMA is at 4000 Michigan Road. For more information, call 923-1331 or visit the website at www.imamuseum.org.