Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell’s concrete-encased Cadillac, Concrete Traffic (1970), returns to the University of Chicago during a public procession that traces the history of the colossal sculpture.
The program begins at noon on the plaza outside of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where Concrete Traffic will be joined by a number of classic Cadillacs and cement trucks as a backdrop for a free public discussion with Lynne Warren, MCA Curator, and Christine Mehring, Professor and Chair, Department of Art History at UChicago, who oversaw the sculpture’s conservation and return.
Afterward, the sculpture will travel past its original location on the site of the present-day The Arts Club of Chicago, where it will be greeted by a performance of a piece inspired by Danger Music Number 17, a score by fellow Fluxus artist Dick Higgins.
Finally, Concrete Traffic will make its way past Midway Studios and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, site of its original location at The University of Chicago, before arriving at its new location on the north side of campus in the vicinity of the Smart Museum of Art.
Concrete Traffic’s procession to the University of Chicago is presented byUChicago Arts in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, and the Smart Museum of Art, and is made possible by the generous support of Ozinga Bros., Inc and the University’s Office of Civic Engagement.