Concrete Traffic - Workshop 2

Friday, October 18
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 152
5540 South Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The second of three workshops held on the process of returning to the University of Chicago campus Wolf Vostell's public sculpture "Concrete Traffic," 1970.


Participants continued the discussions started at the first workshop concerning the meanings of concrete as an artistic material. With more research completed and new questions raised about how the sculpture was constructed, we aimed to make concrete decisions concerning the structural stabilization and conservation of the sculpture. We also considered new sites that have emerged as possible homes for the work. 

Workshop Resources Linked Below

General Schedule

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Conservation Discussion I
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Siting Discussion lunch provided
2:00 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.    Conservation Discussion II

Visit the Material Matters website for detailed information on the history of Wolf Vostell's "Concrete Traffic", plans for future restoration at the University of Chicago, the project's Research Team, and additional project resources.

Learn more about Wolf Vostell's "Concrete Traffic" >>

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This workshop series is a component of Christine Mehring's (Department Chair and Associate Professor of Art History and the College) Material Matters project, funded by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, in partnership with the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.