Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity Curator Talk
Friday, August 17, noon
Meet by the Visitor Service Desk on the second floor
Visitors are invited to walk through the Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity exhibition with Michael Darling, MCA James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, to learn about the criteria and ideas that guided his selection of artists and artworks.
Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity examines contemporary artwork that takes as its subject the form, technology, myth, message, and image of that iconic building structure, the skyscraper. While the exhibition has particular relevance to Chicago, the city that is widely known as the birthplace of this architectural type, artists throughout the world -- in addition to authors, filmmakers, poets, and architects -- have been enthralled by the human desire to build farther and farther into the sky, testing technological limits while also embodying a yearning for spiritual connection to the heavens.