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Multiformity: Multiples from the MCA Collection


Dieter Roth, Stemplekasten (Rubber Stamp Box), 1968. Rubber stamps, ink pads, and instruction sheet in box; 2 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (6.4 x 28.2 x 28.2 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of the artist, 1984.24

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago


Multiformity presents a remarkable selection of new and never-before-shown works from the MCA's collection of artists' books and multiples. It explores the various forms multiples take, including the 1993 Sculpture Chicago Culture in Action boxed multiple featuring artists such as Mark Dion, Suzanne Lacy, and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle. Exhibition catalogues and documents by individuals are also featured, such as the “do-it-yourself” set of nesting boxes designed by Jorge Pardo for his 1996 solo exhibition at the MCA. Other artists in the exhibition include Dawoud Bey, Goat Island, Jenny Holzer, George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, Richard Rezac, Tony Tasset, and Anne Wilson.

Multiformity is organized by MCA Curator Lynne Warren and Curatorial Coordinator Tricia Van Eck.