Thursday, February 11, 2010


There's three days left to catch the Italics show at the MCA. This show was curated by Francesco Bonami and features work produced in the past 40 years by over 75 Italian artists. One of the highlights is this All piece by Maurizio Cattelan (picutred above). Carved out of marble, the work convincingly depicts bodies laid out under sheets.

There's a huge variety of work in the show including a great series of photographs of the seats of various types of chairs paired with photographs of the indentation marks they leave on a bare bottom. I was also intrigued by a recreation of an installation by Lucio Fontana which climaxes with a large gash in the wall. I've only seen individual canvases of his slashed paintings before.

Italics: Italian Art between Tradition and Revolution 1968–2008
Ends Sunday, February 14, 2010
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL

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