The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social and cultural context of the art of our time.
Chicago Works: Amanda Williams
July 18 - December 31, 2017
Amanda Williams’ exhibition will dramatically transform the gallery space with site-specific installations that consider the lifecycles of building materials, while raising urgent questions on urban blight and decay in Chicago’s South Side.
Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West
September 16, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The artist’s first US museum survey features early works, a new commission, and major installations, such as Enemy Kitchen (2003–ongoing), a pop-up food truck that serves Iraqi dishes made from recipes that Rakowitz and his mother collected through workshops and extensive community liaisons. Also on view are Spoils (2011), a project that saw the artist serve Iraqi date syrup and venison on Saddam Hussein’s very own china, and The invisible enemy should not exist (2007–ongoing), a lifelong project to fabricate at full scale every single item looted from the Iraqi National Museum.