Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s

Feb 11–Jun 3, 2012

Tony Cragg’s sculptures eerily enliven the debris of the post-industrial city. Here a cartoonish circuit of plastic tubing strangles an assortment of discarded objects. Snaking through the rungs of a hat rack, draping over a cast-off trunk, and ensnaring a metal jug, the intestinal network of pipe elbows suggests a cycle of consumption and waste, shared by both bodies and cities.