Prisoner of Love

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Open: Tue and Thur 10am-8pm, Wed 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm

220 E Chicago Ave, IL 60611, Chicago, United States
Open: Tue and Thur 10am-8pm, Wed 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm


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Prisoner of Love

Chicago

Prisoner of Love
to Sun 27 Oct 2019
Tue and Thur 10am-8pm, Wed 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm
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Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, by acclaimed artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa, is a multilayered seven-minute montage of the black experience in America. The video tells a story of trauma and transcendence in a flurry of footage—from historic speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama, to clips of cultural icons Beyoncé and Notorious B.I.G., to flashes of concerts, home movies, news footage, music videos, and sports matches—all set to the soaring gospel tones of Kanye West’s Ultralight Beam. Centered around this filmic journey, the exhibition features a rotating body of work from the MCA’s collection that complements Jafa’s video and captures some of the same intense emotions about life in America today. Powerful, moving works by artists such as Deana Lawson, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Marilyn Minter, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Carrie Mae Weems alternate throughout the run of the show, alongside the mainstay of Bruce Nauman’s iconic Life, Death, Hate, Pleasure, Pain.

The exhibition is curated by Naomi Beckwith, Manilow Senior Curator. It is presented in the Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel Galleries on the museum’s second floor.

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