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Nov 17, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

Press release

Press images

Rebecca Morris, Untitled (#04-04), 2004. © 2004 Rebecca Morris. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
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.
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.
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, 1992.59 © 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, 1985.2 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 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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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.
Judithe Hernández and Charles White at the Otis Art Institute, ca. 1969-1971 Courtesy of the Charles White Archives.
Sterling Ruby SP104, 2010 Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of the Simkins Family, 2011.7 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, 2014.30 Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, Courtesy Sterling Ruby Studio.
Mike Kelley Craft Morphology Flow Chart, 1991 Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Lannan Foundation, 1997.41 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.