Exploring inflatable contemporary art in Elmhurst

Diane Christiansen, Jenny Gibbs, Claire Ashley and Justin Kaufmann

Jenny Gibbs, Claire Ashley and Diane Christiansen join Justin to talk about the new exhibit, “Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art,” which is currently running at the Elmhurst Art Museum. The installation features artists who use air as a sculptural medium. While inflatable objects are typically associated with advertising, children’s entertainment or holiday decorations, the format has been appropriated by a diverse group of artists to explore complex subjects such as identity, materialism and war.

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