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Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West

Sat 16 Sep 2017 - Sun 4 Mar 2018

The first-ever survey of the work of Michael Rakowitz is coming to the MCA Chicago.

Based in Chicago, Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz makes work that explores recent contested social, political, and cultural histories. Drawing on personal experiences and research on these subjects, as well as history and popular culture, Rakowitz creates illustrated objects, installations, and performances that invite viewers to contemplate their complicit relationship to the political world around them, recognizing that hospitality and hostility are interlinked. The artist's first US museum survey at the MCA features early works, a new commission, and major installations, such as Enemy Kitchen (2003-ongoing), a pop-up food truck that serves Iraqi dishes made from recipes that Rakowitz and his mother collected through workshops and extensive community liaisons.

 

Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West

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