Witness

Jul 2, 2016–Feb 12, 2017

Images

Dawoud Bey, The Birmingham Project: Mathes Manafee and Cassandra Griffin, 2012. Restricted gift of Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida, and Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2014.8. © 2012 Dawoud Bey Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Alfredo Jaar, The Sound of Silence, 2006. Software design by Ravi Rajan. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Pritzker Traubert Visionary Art Acquisition Fund, 2014.33. Installation view, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy, 2008. Photo: Agostino Osio.
Thomas Ruff, Porträt (A. Wagner), 1985. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Susan and Lewis Manilow in honor of Gerald S. Elliott, 1995.9. © 1985 Thomas Ruff Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Home Body Series: Wrapped In Gramps’ Blanket, In Grandma Ruby’s Velour Bottoms, In Gramps’ Pajamas, Covered In Gramps’ Blanket (detail), 2010. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2013.26.a–d © 2010 LaToya Ruby Frazier. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Thomas Ruff, Porträt (C. Kewer), 1988. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gerald S. Elliott Collection, 1995.90. © 1988 Thomas Ruff. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Larry Clark, Dead 1970, Tulsa, 1968. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Herbert and Lenore Schorr, 2002.85.8. © Larry Clark; courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Home Body Series: Wrapped In Gramps’ Blanket, In Grandma Ruby’s Velour Bottoms, In Gramps’ Pajamas, Covered In Gramps’ Blanket (detail), 2010. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2013.26.a–d © 2010 LaToya Ruby Frazier. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Home Body Series: Wrapped In Gramps’ Blanket, In Grandma Ruby’s Velour Bottoms, In Gramps’ Pajamas, Covered In Gramps’ Blanket (detail), 2010. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2013.26.a–d © 2010 LaToya Ruby Frazier. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Home Body Series: Wrapped In Gramps’ Blanket, In Grandma Ruby’s Velour Bottoms, In Gramps’ Pajamas, Covered In Gramps’ Blanket, 2010. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2013.26.a–d. © 2010 LaToya Ruby Frazier. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Home Body Series: Wrapped In Gramps’ Blanket, In Grandma Ruby’s Velour Bottoms, In Gramps’ Pajamas, Covered In Gramps’ Blanket (detail), 2010. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2013.26.a–d © 2010 LaToya Ruby Frazier. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Jason Lazarus, Standing at the Grave of Emmett Till, day of exhumation, June 1st, 2005 (Alsip, IL), 2005. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Emerge, Aviva Samet and James Matanky, and anonymous donors, in memory of Andree Stone, 2012.18. © 2005 Jason Lazarus. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Sharon Lockhart, Enrique Nava Enedina: Oaxacan Exhibit Hall, National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, 1999. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of George and Lori Bucciero, 1999.53.a–c. © 1999 Sharon Lockhart. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Sharon Lockhart, Enrique Nava Enedina: Oaxacan Exhibit Hall, National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, 1999. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of George and Lori Bucciero, 1999.53.a–c. © 1999 Sharon Lockhart. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #14, 1978. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Lannan Foundation, 1997.56. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Kerry James Marshall, Mementos, 1998. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of the Susan and Lewis Manilow Collection of Chicago Artists, 2003.32. © 1998 Kerry James Marshall. Photo: Michal Raz-Russo, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Witness, MCA Chicago. July 2, 2016 – February 19, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Witness, MCA Chicago. July 2, 2016 – February 19, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Witness, MCA Chicago. July 2, 2016 – February 19, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Witness, MCA Chicago. July 2, 2016 – February 19, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Witness, MCA Chicago. July 2, 2016 – February 19, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Witness, MCA Chicago. July 2, 2016 – February 19, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Witness, MCA Chicago. July 2, 2016 – February 19, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Witness, MCA Chicago. July 2, 2016 – February 19, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.