Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A accompanies the first museum survey exhibition of the work of Polish-born, London-based artist Goshka Macuga (born 1967). Macuga's practice is located at the intersection of two strands that have done much to define the landscape of contemporary art in the last decade: on the one hand, an increasing interest in research--specifically of the archival, historical kind--and on the other, a growing concern with strategies of display and the blurring of boundaries between art making and curating. Many of Macuga's large-scale, research-intensive projects have been collaborative in nature, and the resultant installations regularly incorporate the work of other artists, both living and dead. The exhibition at MCA Chicago is the first to map her trajectory since the early 2000s and presents a selection of works that emphasize collage as the central medium of her practice.
The third in the museum's MCA Monographs series, Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A is the most comprehensive documentation of the artist's work to date and features newly commissioned essays by Dieter Roelstraete, MCA Manilow Senior Curator; Adam Szymczyk, Director of Kunsthalle Basel; and Grant Watson, Senior Curator and Research Associate at Iniva, London. Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the MCA.
Hard cover, 112 pages with 32 color and 24 black-and-white images, 7 gatefolds. 8" x 10", MCA/Artbook|D.A.P., 2012.
The exhibition Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A was presented at the MCA Dec 15, 2012-Apr 7, 2013.