Jul 8–Oct 9, 2011
This group of sculptures by Mark Handforth (British, b. Hong Kong 1969) initiates the MCA’s new commitment to blurring the lines between the inside and outside of the museum, enlivening Chicago with contemporary art beyond our opening hours. Activating the MCA plaza this summer, Handforth’s sculptures draw from the visual language of the city—lampposts, traffic cones, police hats—but also introduce surprising icons into the urban landscape, like the oversized coat hanger or gargantuan bone and phone handset. The resulting mix, like a whirlwind of giant debris landing at our doorstep, intends to heighten your awareness of your surroundings and awaken your imagination.
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