Inspired by queer and feminist theory, Argentinian artist Ad Minoliti creates a colorful site-specific mural for the museum’s two-story atrium that uses geometric abstraction to play with archetypical gender roles and representation.
Ad Minoliti’s (Argentinian, b. 1980) colorful geometric artworks challenge us to see and think differently, beyond gender identifications and human forms. For the MCA Atrium Project, Minoliti has designed a dynamic, site-specific mural which is displayed on a grand scale. Minoliti’s work questions our natural inclination to clearly identify the things we see and confronts our desire to find recognizable figures and objects in her geometric compositions. Minoliti’s arresting use of color and abstract shapes elicits an emotional and physical response in viewers and offers a seductive invitation into the museum. Drag King Mural is part of a larger series of Minoliti’s work that engages feminist and queer theory and features compositions of simple geometric planes and blocks of color inspired by graphic design of the 1970s.