The rare posters in this exhibition have been selected from the Hamid Naficy Movie Poster Collection at Northwestern University Libraries Archives. Dating from the 1960s to the present, the posters in the collection document the social history of cinema in Iran and over half a century of dramatic political turmoil and change.
British artist Phil Collins's (b. 1970) work may seem lighthearted at first, but his sensitive explorations of the interconnectedness among diverse individuals have earned him serious attention, including a Turner Prize nomination. In 2004 he travelled to Bogotá and assembled a group of musicians to record a note-for-note instrumental version of the Smiths’ 1987 album The World Won’t Listen.
This exhibition replaces the indelible image of Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991)—playing the cello topless save for a pair of strapped-on miniature television sets—with a more complex but equally powerful portrait of the girl from Little Rock, Arkansas, who metamorphosed into a seminal and barrier-breaking figure in performance art and an impresario of the postwar avant-garde.
Drawn largely from the MCA’s permanent collection, the exhibition features artists who highlight the body as an object (something that we have), the body as a subject (something that we are), and the body as an ongoing performance (something that we become). These contemporary artists use the body as a tool for radical transformation as reflected through the lenses of sexuality, gender, class, age, and race. They think about the body as a positive problem, or, to borrow Thomas Osborn’s words, as a “vehicle for thought and action.”
Moved by the Motion is an ongoing performative collaboration between Wu Tsang and boychild that explores different kinds of storytelling through the use of the voice, movement, and the theatrical stage that puts these elements in tension with one another.
For her BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works exhibition—the artist’s first solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago—Carré presents an entirely new body of work in animation, sculpture, and drawing, highlighting new directions in her creative process.
Internationally renowned artist Richard Lerman created two site specific sound pieces designed to bring alive the sounds of the Logan Center. Lerman installed transducers that relay vibrations from the building and people passing through to different listening stations, creating an amplified sonic environment.