Posts Tagged ‘MCA’

INFORMATION THEORY

MICHAEL RAKOWITZ: BACKSTROKE OF THE WEST // MCA CHICAGO By Jordan Martins >click here to download PDF Deeply enmeshed political milieus that hover around the Middle East often share space with action figures, cheap packaging, and radio hits. Across these disparate histories and cultural productions, Chicago-based artist Michael Rakowitz has deployed clever substitutions and subtle[…]

ANNE COLLIER // MCA CHICAGO

by Ruslana Lichtzier Open me like a book Anne Collier photographs reinvent the galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as a sacred modernistic white cube, a frequently imagined space, but one rarely accomplished. Amidst the holiday cacophony and the David Bowie Is exhibition, Collier’s show is set apart in silence. At once enigmatic[…]

PIER REVIEW // ISSUE 01

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SIMON STARLING // MCA CHICAGO

by Shreya Sethi Simon Starling contends with the very idea of transportation as his subject. Undertaking poetic expeditions that highlight specific global exchanges, the British-born neo-conceptual artist works across multiple disciplines—drawing from extensive research to construct meaning. In Flaga, a red and white Fiat 126 hangs on the wall like a painting. The car—a symbol[…]

UNBOUND // MCA CHICAGO

by Hiba Ali Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo hails Frida’s role as a harbinger of art and politics of the present. Her practice is encapsulated through current cultural politics and the performativity of gender – depictions of the body in this exhibition could be seen as acted upon by politics, and the industrial practices[…]

WILLIAM J. O’BRIEN // MCA CHICAGO

by Shreya Sethi William J. O’Brien’s first survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago displays an evolved style of intuitive art making, while maintaining a deliberate attitude of effortlessness. From crude pencil drawings, to tediously appliqued fiber creations and overworked mixed media sculptures – utilizing an exceptional variety of medium and style –[…]