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Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Exhibition Detail
MCA: Soap Opera Screening and Talk: Oct 16
Curated by: James W. Alsdorf
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


October 16th, 2012 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
 
Kirsten Leenaars  , Kirsten Leenaars
© Photo by Codi Ann Thomsen
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcachicago.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
kloring@mcachicago.org
PHONE:  
312.280.2660
OPEN HOURS:  
Closed Mondays Tue 10 am–8 pm ; Wed–Sun 10 am–5 pm
TAGS:  
video-art, artist-talk, screening
COST:  
Free for Illinois residents, or with suggested museum admission
> DESCRIPTION

 In 2011, as part of the exhibition Without You I’m Nothing: Art and its Audience, artist Kirsten Leenaars produced On Our Way to Tomorrow, a soap opera based on real-life drama that was filmed on location using MCA staff and visitors as the core actors and extras. While the characters are fully fictionalized, scripts and improvisations were based on their actual positions at the museum. Leenaars is joined in conversation by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, to discuss excerpts from the soap opera series.

 

Leenaars was named a 2012 break out artist by Newcity’s art editor Jason Foumberg. Leenaars is a Chicago-based artist born and raised in the Netherlands. She is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute Chicago member of the Threewalls Artist Advisory Board and the 6018 North board.


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