Mika Rottenberg to Showcase Absurdist Films at MCA Chicago
Argentine-Israeli artist Mika Rottenberg is best-known for her video installations that portray absurdist environments, imaginative machines, surrealist subjects, and objects of consumerism. Rotten berg often creates sculptural sets for her films, elevating the otherworldly context of her moving works. This fall, the artist will be the focus of a major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago entitled “Easypieces.”
The presentation will display a new video work by the artist called ‘Spaghetti Blockchain.’ In this film, the artist guides viewers into the creation of a kaleidoscopic structure that is able to manipulate the form of objects. “The video weaves together images and sounds from vastly different sources: Tuvan throat singers in Siberia, the CERN antimatter factory, and a potato farm in Maine, among others,” described the museum in a statement.
The show’s title takes inspiration from a book entitled ‘Six Easy Pieces’ where theoretical physicist Richard Feynman relayed insights into the basics of physics. View select works and stills from her films above and expect the exhibition to launch on October 2 at MCA Chicago.
In other immersive presentations, Thinkspace Gallery is currently hosting a massive exhibition featuring original works by famed portraitist, Michael Reeder.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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From the surreal color and character constructions of artists Mika Rottenberg and Richard Jackson to meditations on literature and dance found in the work of Roni Horn and Rashid Johnson, Hauser & Wirth artists are included in museum shows across America this summer. Follow the link in our bio to read our guide to American summer exhibitions. #MikaRottenberg #RichardJackson #RoniHorn #RashidJohnson #HauserWirth 1) Installation view, ‘Big Ideas: Richard Jackson’s Alleged Paintings’, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA, 2019 © Richard Jackson 2) Mika Rottenberg, Spaghetti Blockchain (still), 2019 © Mika Rottenberg 3) Rashid Johnson, The Hikers (still), 2019 © Rashid Johnson. Photo: Van Wampler
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