MCA Presents: Laurie Simmons- Big Camera/Little Camera

This spring, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera. More than four decades of work will be on display, with her iconic photographs, sculptures, and films highlighting her importance as an artist.

Talk: Laurie Simmons 

Saturday, February 23, 3 pm, MCA Theater

Artist Laurie Simmons leads audiences on a journey through the history of anti-feminist films on the opening day of her exhibition.

Screening: Laurie Simmons

Sunday, February 24, 11 am - 5 pm, MCA Theater

A marathon screening plays a selection of Laurie Simmons's films.

Screenings of My Art 

February 26, March 26 and 31, April 7 and 9, MCA Theater

Screened as part of the exhibition, My Art is ­a feature-length film written, directed by, and starring Laurie Simmons who plays Ellie Shine, a single artist living in New York City. As her decades-old dream of a respectable place in the art world becomes more elusive, her frustration with her lack of recognition feels alarmingly urgent. When she is offered the summer house and studio of a famous friend she seizes the opportunity to hit the reset button on her life and work.

Curator Tour: Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera

Tuesday, March 19, noon, exhibition gallery

MCA Senior Curator Naomi Beckwith leads an in-depth tour of Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera and discusses the artist's practice.

Talk: Laurie Simmons with Genevieve Gaignard

Thursday, April 10, 6 pm, MCA Theater

Laurie Simmons has sometimes been cast as a "reluctant feminist." In this conversation, the artist brings together a panel of next-generation thinkers to consider the tension between personal politics and the making of feminist art in a moment when gender is increasingly deconstructed. They also address how the feminist reading of her work by younger artists has changed her own perspective and her work.


MCA Presents: Laurie Simmons- Big Camera/Little Camera

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