Tamarind | Chicago, Illinois
Hanging books by Dieter Roth.
Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago, Illinois
My Calling (Cards) #1 & #2, 1988-90
Adrian Piper Offset lithographs on brown and white paper
Gretchen Bender(American, 1951-2004)T.V. Text and Image, 1986-91
Television sets with vinyl lettering and metal shelves Courtesy of the Estate of Gretchen Bender Re-creatied posthumously “In T.V. Text and Image, Gretchen Bender appropriates the form and content of television to investigate mass media’s effect on public consciousness. The grid of monitors transmits live television feeds, while texts produced by the artist are attached to the TV screens. By manipulating a medium that is itself highly manipulative, Bender distances the viewer from expectations of pleasure and absorption, and instead provokes questions about the kind of information being generated in this relatively new public form.” - from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
(American, b. 1943) How Ya Like Me Now? 1988 Tin, plywood, sledgehammers, Lucky Strike cigarette wrapper, and American flag. Glenstone “Pale blond hair and blue eyes alter Reverend Jesse Jackson’s recognizable features, resulting in a hybrid face that is disquieting and unclassifiable. At the bottom of Jackson’s image, David Hammons has scrawled rap lyrics by iconic eighties rapper Kool Mae Dee, framing the famous African American civil rights leader, an icon of black political solidarity, with a piece of hip-hop graffiti, Hammons comments on the disconnect between the civil rights generation and the emerging hip-hop generation, questioning the desire of black leaders to “assimilate” into the overwhelmingly white US government. Commissioned as a public artwork by the Washington Project for the Arts, the painting was originally installed on a billboard in Washington, DC, near the National Portrait Gallery. After local African American youths attacked the piece with sledge hammers, because they thought the work was the result of racism, it was removed from its outdoor setting and brought into a traditional gallery. Hammons incorporated this incident into the work’s subsequent display, adding the row of upside-down hammers that now separates the work from the viewer.” - from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Inside the Museum of Contemporary Art. So awesome. Chicago, Illinois
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The Advantages Of Being A Woman Artist, 1988Guerrilla Girls Ink-jet print on adhesive-backed vinyl with matte laminate
“Working without the pressure of successNot having to be in shows with menHaving an escape from the art world in your 4 free-lance jobsKnowing your career might pick up after you’re eightyBeing reassured that whatever kind of art you make it will be labeled feminineNot being stuck in a tenured teaching positionSeeing your ideas live on in the work of othersHaving the opportunity to choose between career and motherhoodNot having to choke on those big cigars or paint in Italian suitsHaving more time to work when your mate dumps you for someone youngerBeing included in revised versions of art historyNot having to undergo the embarrassment of being called a geniusGetting your picture in the art magazines wearing a gorilla suit”
Museum of Contemporary Art || Chicago, Illinois
Some chairs. A table. A boy. A breakfast. The Bongo Room.