MCA: In-gallery Lou Mallozzi’s Didact Performance
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 1 pm
Free with museum admission
Didact is a simultaneous reading by four people of all the interpretive labels for all the artworks in Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962. For each reading, artist Lou Mallozzi is accompanied by an art historian and several MCA docents. For the March performance, David Getsy will accompany Mallozzi through the galleries. Spoken quietly but insistently, the verbalized version of these labels transforms information into an undulating auditory atmosphere for the artworks and the viewers in each gallery, calling attention to the institutional, educational, contemplative, social, historical, and architectural contexts of the museum experience.
David Getsy is the Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research focuses on modern and contemporary art in Europe and America, with an emphasis on histories of sculpture and performance.