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Skyscraper: Art a nd Architecture Against Gravity examines contemporary works of art tha t take as their subject the form\, technology\, myth\, message\, and image of that iconic building structure\, the skyscraper. While the exhibition ha s particular relevance to Chicago\, the city that is widely known as the bi rthplace of this architectural type\, artists throughout the world—in addit ion to authors\, filmmakers\, poets\, and undoubtedly architects—have been enthralled by the human desire to build farther and farther into the sky\, testing technological limits while embodying a yearning for spiritual conne ction to the heavens. Artists’ endeavors to explore this desire have taken many forms\, from video and film to sculpture\, painting\, and photography.

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Skyscraper brings together a wi de-ranging group of artists from around the world and across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to explore this enduring fascination. The exhibi tion features the work of Fikret Atay\, Jennifer Bolande\, Roger Brown\, Je ff Carter\, Roe Ethridge\, Jonathan Horowitz\, Bodys Isek Kingelez\, Jakob Kolding\, Vera Lutter\, Abelardo Morell\, Eliza Myrie\, Ahmet ÖÄŸüt\, Claes Oldenburg\, Gabriel Orozco\, Enoc Perez\, Monika Sosnowska\, Thomas Struth \, Jan Tichy\, Andy Warhol\, Peter Wegner\, H. C. Westermann\, Wesley Willi s\, Catherine Yass\, and Shizuka Yokomizo\, among others.

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This exhibitio n is curated by MCA James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling and cocu rated by MCA Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow Joanna Szupinska. A fully il lustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

DTEND:20120923 DTSTAMP:20140923T140115 DTSTART:20120630 GEO:41.897166;-87.621288 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)\,220 East Chicago Ave \nChicago\, IL 60611 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity\, Fikret Atay\, Je nnifer Bolande\, Roger Brown\, Jeff Carter\, Roe Ethridge\, Jonathan Horowi tz\, Bodys Isek Kingelez\, Jakob Kolding\, Vera Lutter\, Abelardo Morell\, Eliza Myrie\, Ahmet ÖÄŸüt\, Claes Oldenburg\, Gabriel Orozco\, Enoc Perez\, Monika Sosnowska\, Thomas Struth\, Jan Tichy\, Andy Warhol\, Peter Wegner\ , H. C. Westermann\, Wesley Willis\, Catherine Yass\, Shizuka Yokomizo UID:220295 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR