With explosions of color and materiality, Cave has his own enigmatic ways to funnel the funk through histories of adversity.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Triumphant Tangles of Christina Quarles’s Canvases
In Quarles’s paintings, boundaries dissolve as the artist grinds up the fixed binaries of Black/white or male/female.
Move Over, New York; Chicago Comics Affirms a Vibrant Local Legacy
Immersive and vast, the exhibition showcases the breadth and depth of the city’s rich comics history.
Artists Withdraw from MCA Chicago Exhibition in Solidarity With Laid-Off Workers
The cohort accused the MCA of “perpetuat[ing] harm to Chicago arts communities.”
MCA Chicago Lays Off 41 Workers, Prompting Backlash
Citing a revenue drop due to the pandemic, the museum has cut 11% of its workforce.
A Fashion Designer’s Love Letter to Art in Chicago
Duro Olowu has curated a dazzling show of Chicago art that is as varied and colorful as the patterns in his clothing.
A Contemporary Approach to Religious Symbols
A small yet mighty exhibition, Fragments of a Crucifixion highlights moments of mourning, as well as joyful moments of faith and collectivity that continue in the face of traumas.
The Consequences of Social Hierarchies in Brazil
Jonathas de Andrade explores the inequities and societal pressures on marginalized Brazilian communities, but he also challenges his audience to consider solutions.
An Artist’s Critique of Colonialism in Brazil
Centered on Brazil’s northeastern region, Jonathas de Andrade’s One to One dramatizes exchanges between the colonizer and colonized, between the haves and have-nots.
Entering Art’s Unknown
A sense of mystery pervades Enrico David’s art, in which a rich language of symbols suggests paths of possible interpretation.
Jessica Campbell and the Ghost of Emily Carr
Campbell implies that there has been one constant in the experiences of women across generations: the sexual aggression of men.
Two Chicago Exhibitions Elaborate on Emptiness and Space
Though the two shows examine the void in distinctly different ways, only one gets it right.