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The Shape of the Future

Oct 19, 2019 - Apr 5, 2020

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What appears to be a faded, scratched poster displaying tall waterfront residential buildings is missing large sections, as if it peeled off of a wall.
Yto Barrada, Palissade de chantier (Building Site Wall), 2009/2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Kay Torshen, © Yto Barrada, courtesy Pace Gallery; Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Beirut; and Galerie Polaris, Paris Photography courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery.
A model of a minimal, white building with floor-to-ceiling windows reveals an interior that holds a mound of dark, organic material.
Mary Brogger, Earthwork, 2000. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of the Susan and Lewis Manilow Collection of Chicago Artists. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Luisa Lambri, Untitled (Barragan House, #08A), 2005. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of Verge: The Emerging Artists Advisory Group of the MCA and Bernice and Kenneth Newberger Fund. Copyright Barragan Foundation, Switzerland, owner of the copyright on the work of Luis Barragan Morfin. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
In a complex but quiet scene, a tennis court occupies the foreground. Behind the court are a line of modernist buildings, with the Egyptian pyramids looming in the distance.
Richard Misrach, Tennis Courts and Pyramids, Giza, Egypt, 1989/1995. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Bernice and Kenneth Newberger Fund. Photo: James Isberner, © MCA Chicago.
In what appears to be an aged photograph, a dark-haired person reclines on a lounge pool float in front of a large yard and house.
Jack Pierson, In every dream home a heartache, 1990. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, © 1990 Jack Pierson. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.