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Groundings

November 3rd 2018 – May 12th 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Groundings explores movement—both seen and unseen—through a series of residencies with artists who work in dance, music, and performance art. Using durational processes, the artists inhabit and shape the gallery space alongside works from the MCA's collection. The exhibition considers the reciprocal influence between bodies in motion and the invisible forces that govern movement, such as gravity, time, and electricity. Featured collection works consider movement and its relationship to identity, place, and action. Over the run of Groundings, the performers hold open rehearsals in which they create performances and physical objects that speak to the themes of the exhibition.

The exhibition is organized by Grace Deveney, Assistant Curator, and Tara Aisha Willis, Associate Curator of Performance. It is presented in the Turner Galleries on the museum's fourth floor.

ARTISTS FEATURED IN THIS EXHIBITION INCLUDE:
Katinka Bock (German, b. 1976)
Blythe Bohnen (American, b. 1940)
George Brecht (American, b. 1925)
John Cage (American, 1912-1992)
Martin Soto Climent (Mexican, b. 1977)
Julia Dault (Canadian, b. 1977)
Jimmy DeSana (American, b. 1949)
Jonas Dovydenas (American, b. 1939)
Adam Ekberg (American, b. 1975)
Whit Forrester (American, b. 1983)
Felix Gonzalez-Torres (American, b. Cuba, 1957-1996)
Rashid Johnson (American, b. 1977)
Isaac Julien (British, b. 1960)
Annette Kelm (German, b. 1975)
Paul Mpagi Sepuya (American, b. 1982)
Jack Pierson (American, b. 1960)
Stan Shellabarger (American, b. 1968)
Nancy Spero (American, 1926-2009)
Dannielle Tegeder (American, b. 1971)
Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953)
James Welling (American, b. 1951)


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