Caroline Kent’s installation practically vibrates with the energy of near-connection and near-signification.
Citing a revenue drop due to the pandemic, the museum has cut 11% of its workforce.
“This isn’t really what we asked for,” one MCA employee told Hyperallergic. “A lot of the part-time staff don’t necessarily want to be full-time, they have other commitments. What they were asking for was more support.”
Following a petition by the MCA Chicago’s Teen Creative Agency, the museum has pledged to stop contracting CPD’s services until the department makes reforms. But the group believes much more work remains to be done.
Duro Olowu has curated a dazzling show of Chicago art that is as varied and colorful as the patterns in his clothing.
In Otobong Nkanga’s art, figures appear dismembered and limbless, indicating that they have been industrialized as tools of production and exploitation.
A Kerry James Marshall work originally donated to a museum’s benefit auction sold at Christie’s for a record-setting price.
Two video installations currently at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago place the viewer within images and their history, and demand we look at them differently.
CHICAGO — Confessions of an arts writer: my background is in theater design.
CHICAGO — Five digitally animated images of the sun twist, flare, and twitch within each of their screens.
CHICAGO — There are some situations in life where bigger really is better (readers can fill in the blank on their own), but art isn’t necessarily one of them. Much as I love German uber-expressionist Anselm Kiefer’s “Nigredo,” or the playful idiocy of Jeff Koons’ giant puppy, I wonder whether the effect in either case would be the same if the pieces were twelve by twelve inches rather than fifteen or twenty feet long or high. Particularly in the context of the modern industrial-gallery-museum complex, ”going big” often seems a response to having all those white walls to fill and auction prices to keep up, rather than having something to say on a large scale.
CHICAGO — For the second time this year, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has received a multi-million dollar gift from one of its philanthropic supporters.