Hebru Brantley: Ideas Week interview
Perhaps you've seen them in Pioneer Court Plaza (where this monstrosity once stood): a solemn assembly of red black, blue, green and yellow kids sporting goggles. It's The Watch, the latest sculptural installation by contemporary art superstar Hebru Brantley. A part of Chicago Ideas Week (Brantley is this year's artist-in-residence), the cluster of his signature Fly Boys and Fly Girls represent ten Chicago Public School student who are members of the CIW YOU(th) program. We asked the artist what he wants to convey with The Watch, then spoke about superheroes, Lupe Fiasco, Brantley's own youthful energy and more. Read the interview here.