The catalogue Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A accompanied the first museum survey exhibition of the work of Polish-born, London-based artist Goshka Macuga (b. 1967). Macuga's practice is located at the intersection of two strands that have done much to define the landscape of contemporary art in the last decade: on the one hand, an increasing interest in research—specifically of the archival, historical kind—and on the other, a growing concern with strategies of display and the blurring of boundaries between art making and curating. Many of Macuga's large-scale, research-intensive projects have been collaborative in nature, and the resultant installations regularly incorporate the work of other artists, both living and dead. The exhibition at MCA Chicago is the first to map her trajectory since the early 2000s and presents a selection of works that emphasize collage as the central medium of her practice.
The third in the museum's MCA Monographs series, Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A is the most comprehensive documentation of the artist's work to date and features newly commissioned essays by Dieter Roelstraete, MCA Manilow Senior Curator; Adam Szymczyk, Director of Kunsthalle Basel; and Grant Watson, Senior Curator and Research Associate at Iniva, London. Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the MCA. Published by the MCA with Artbook | D.A.P.
Table of Contents
|32||Untangling: Making Sense of Goshka Macuga by Dieter Roelstraete|
|60||The Wilderness of Macuga Curatrix by Adam Szymczyk|
|68||Tapestry: Pictures of the Modern World by Grant Watson|
|81||Half-truth by Goshka Macuga|
|102||Artist's Biography and Exhibition History|
|109||Lenders and Sponsors|