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West By Midwest

Nov 17, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

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A pair of shredded pantyhose are looped and tied together, tacked loosely on a wall with a weighted object contained in each foothold.
Senga Nengudi, R.S.V.P. Fall 1976, 1976/2017. © Senga Nengudi. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein, courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Thomas Erben Gallery.
Senga Nengudi, R.S.V.P. Fall 1976 (detail), 1976/2017. © Senga Nengudi. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein, courtesy Lévy Gorvy and Thomas Erben Gallery.
A young woman spits water at you, creating a rainbow through the spray. She stands in a backyard next to a lemon tree.
Melanie Schiff, Spit Rainbow, 2006. © 2006 Melanie Schiff. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Bruce Nauman, Mold for a Modernized Slant Step, 1966. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Catherine Opie, Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer (Lake Michigan), 2004–05. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Edward Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston, Business Cards, 1968. © Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Edward Ruscha, Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1969. © Ed Ruscha Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Jim Shaw, Untitled (Tickertape Parade for Nixon & Eisenhower) from the aestheticized disaster series, 1992. Courtesy of the artist Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Documentation of Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin’s Halprin Summer Workshop, 1966 and 1968. Day fifteen, July 11, 1966: Kentfield, Walk in the Woods, Meeting on the Dance Deck The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, by the gift of Lawrence Halprin.
Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin, “Ritual Celebration,” Kentfield, CA. Halprin Summer Workshop, day thirteen, July 13, 1968. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, by the gift of Lawrence Halprin.
Documentation of Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin’s Halprin Summer Workshop, 1966 and 1968. Day Thirteen, July 13, 1968: Kentfield, Ritual Celebration The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, by the gift of Lawrence Halprin.
Andrea Bowers, Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Drawing – Elvira Arellano in Sanctuary at Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago as Protest Against Deportation, 2007, 2007. Image courtesy of the Artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.
Andrea Bowers, Code Pink-Woman’s Building Flyer 1974, 2006. Collection of Jack and Sandra Guthman Photo: courtesy of the Artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.
Performance stills of Anna Halprin’s Citydance, 1977. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Performance stills of Anna Halprin’s Citydance, 1977. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Performance stills of Anna Halprin’s Citydance, 1977. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Performance stills of Anna Halprin’s Citydance, 1977. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Jerry McMillan, “24 Young L.A. Artists”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1971. Courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica.
Jerry McMillan, Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan (self-portrait), and Ed Ruscha with Ed’s 39 Chevy, 1970. Courtesy the artist and Craig Krull Gallery.
Jerry McMillan, Judy Chicago as a Boxer, to announce her name change and show at CalState Fullerton, 1970. Courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica.
Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha Covered with 12 of his Books, 1970. Courtesy of Jerry McMillan and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica.
Senga Nengudi, Freeway Fets, 1978. Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Gallery, New York and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York Photo: Quaku/Roderick Young.
Senga Nengudi, Freeway Fets, 1978. Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Gallery, New York and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York Photo: Quaku/Roderick Young.
Senga Nengudi, Freeway Fets, 1978. Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Gallery, New York and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York Photo: Quaku/Roderick Young.
Senga Nengudi, Freeway Fets, 1978. Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Gallery, New York and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York Photo: Quaku/Roderick Young.
Roy De Forest, The Dual Life of a Horse Girl, 1971. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Joseph and Jory Shapiro. © 2018 Estate of Roy De Forest / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Judy Chicago, Sky Sun from Flesh Gardens series, 1971. Courtesy the artist, Salon 94, New York, and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco © 2018 Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Gladys Nilsson, The Big Green Man, 1972. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter W. Broido. Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Amanda Ross-Ho and Allen Ruppersberg, The Meaning of Plus and Minus, 2011. Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, © Al Ruppersberg and Amanda Ross-Ho.
A sculpture in the shape of a giant three ring binder is installed in a gallery.
Amanda Ross-Ho and Allen Ruppersberg, The Meaning of Plus and Minus, 2011. Courtesy of the artists
© Al Ruppersberg and Amanda Ross-Ho Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
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Amanda Ross-Ho and Allen Ruppersberg, The Meaning of Plus and Minus, 2011. Courtesy of the artists
© Al Ruppersberg and Amanda Ross-Ho Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
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Amanda Ross-Ho, Cradle of Filth, 2013. © Amanda Ross-Ho Courtesy of the artist; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago.
Sterling Ruby, SP104, 2010. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of the Simkins Family. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, Courtesy Sterling Ruby Studio.
Sterling Ruby, Basin Theology/The Poacher 2, 2013. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of the Simkins Family. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, Courtesy Sterling Ruby Studio.
Mike Kelley, Craft Morphology Flow Chart, 1991. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Lannan Foundation. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Emory Douglas, 5000 Blacks May Go to Prison by December, 1971. Collection of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics © 2018 Emory Douglas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Emory Douglas, See Revolutionary Art Exhibit, 1969. Collection of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics © 2018 Emory Douglas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Emory Douglas, All Power to the People, 1969. Collection of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics © 2018 Emory Douglas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Work shown: Catherine Opie, Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer (Lake Michigan), 2004–05. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Joseph and Jory Shapiro Fund by exchange. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago. Work shown: Ed Ruscha, Words Without Thoughts, 1986. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Lannan Foundation. © Ed Ruscha Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago. Work shown: Miriam Schapiro, Computer Series, 1969. © 2018 Estate of Miriam Schapiro/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, West by Midwest, MCA Chicago November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019 Work shown: Aaron Curry and Richard Hawkins Trophy, brown, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mrs. E.A. Bergman by exchange. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.