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Curator Tour: Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces

Free With Admission
  • Kovler Atrium
    Second Floor
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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  • What appears to be a set of rail tracks extends straight ahead of you down a narrow tunnel. Three stark light bulbs extend downward and emit an eerie green glow.
Mika Rottenberg, NoNoseKnows, 2015. Video with sound and sculptural installation, 22 min., dimensions variable. Installation view, Mika Rottenberg, The Bass, Miami, 2017
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
What appears to be a set of rail tracks extends straight ahead of you down a narrow tunnel. Three stark light bulbs extend downward and emit an eerie green glow.
Mika Rottenberg, still from Cosmic Generator, 2017. Single-channel video installation, sound, color, dimensions variable; 27 min
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

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Explore the absurdity of contemporary capitalism with an in-depth tour of Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces by Barjeel Global Fellow, Bana Kattan. Rottenberg’s videos and installations interweave documentation with fiction, and often feature protagonists in factory-like settings who manufacture goods ranging from cultured pearls to millions of brightly colored plastic items sold wholesale in Chinese superstores. The exhibition reveals the relationship between individual actions, mechanical modes of production, and global economies.