Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fruff Pants

tshirt - pants - bag - shoes (old navy)
My boyfriend calls these linen pants my "fruff pants." I don't know what fruff means, but he says they remind him of genie pants. Admittedly, I think they look a bit weird on me! Maybe it's the silhouette that I'm not used to or what, but they are very comfortable and cool in the humid weather we've been having in Chicago. I feel like spring doesn't exist in this city - it goes from winter to a week or two where it's either super hot or super cold, and then summer. 

This weekend has been SO relaxing. On Saturday, my boyfriend and I went to Green City Market in Lincoln Park and then the Museum of Contemporary Art. As long as I've lived here, I've never been to this museum. The exhibits were really interesting - but some of them made me feel really anxious, haha. Here are a few photos of my favorite exhibits - the happier ones!
This one is by Kris Martin T.Y.F.F.S.H. It's the balloon part of a hot air balloon, inflated into a room at the MCA by a couple of electric fans. Really cool - it reminded me of when I was a kid and we'd play that parachute game in gym class. Imagine that, but at 2 or 3 times the scale, since it's so much larger.
The other exhibits that I liked were the Doris Salcedo ones - the MCA has been advertising this all month. The one above actually gave me a little bit of anxiety looking at it - I'm not sure why. It's a little violent and ghostly looking. I didn't take photos of her other exhibits - there was one of old hospital furniture that reminded me of a horror movie. After having looked up Doris Salcedo, I've read that a common theme of all her works is the absence of the human body and the social and political atmosphere of her home country, Colombia.
The one below I enjoyed more. Zoomed out, you would have seen two tables, one flipped over on top, separated by a layer of soil. And what you see here are the green shoots of grass growing up through the table top through little holes. It's actually real grass and real soil - which I found out by touching... which you're not supposed to do, as I realized when the security guard yelled at me for doing so, ha. 

Anyway - if you're a local, I definitely recommend visiting! It's a very non-touristy spot and filled with really cool exhibits that really invoke an emotional response. 
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6 comments:

  1. Haha my own "fruff" pants are made of viscose so a bit more drapey. I am only a recent baggy pants convert and I love them, so good for summer when you want to stay cool but not in the mood to show leg! Sounds like some interesting exhibits at the MCA you saw.

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    1. I think I'm going through the conversion still haha. These still look so odd to me! I will never let go of my skinny jeans.

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  2. The Doris Salcedo exhibit photographed above looks like it would fit right in at a Rick Owens show.

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  3. Great post!

    Very nice outfit!

    I follow you on GFC, maybe you follow me back? ;o)

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo Jacqueline
    www.hokis1981.blogspot.com

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