The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announces the extension of the popular Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago exhibition until September making it part of the re-opening of the museum following the COVID-19 crisis.
The MCA is launching the new Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago Virtual Gallery, an online extension of the major exhibition Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago that features dynamic arrangements of art from different movements and historical contexts installed in colorful, layered, and textured scenes that incorporate Olowu's designs.
Duro Olowu works at the crossroads of fashion, art, and culture. The Nigerian-born British designer is internationally recognized for his womens wear label launched in 2004. Characterized by unique fabrics, evocative patterns, and impeccable construction, the London-based designer’s garments are informed by his international background and curator’s eye. Olowu’s multinational and multicultural viewpoint has translated into wildly popular platforms and projects from his dynamic Instagram account to his revelatory curatorial projects in London and New York.
Now Olowu turns his cosmopolitan eye to Chicago. Drawing from the city’s public and private art collections including works in the MCA’s collection, Olowu curates a show that reimagines relationships between artists and objects across time, media, and geography. Moving away from traditional exhibition formats, Olowu combines photographs, paintings, sculptures, and films in dense and textural scenes that incorporate his own work.