Selections from the MCA Collection

Images

Louise Bourgeois, The She-Fox, 1985. Black marble and steel; 56 ½ x 20 ½ x 30 ¼ in. (143.5 × 52 × 76.8 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Camille Oliver-Hoffmann, 2008.22. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Fiona Tan, Correction, 2004. Color video installation; overall dimensions variable. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2004.26. © 2003 Fiona Tan. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Le Baiser/The Kiss, 1999. Color video installation; overall dimensions variable. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of the Sara Lee Corporation, 1999.56. © 1999 Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle. Photo © MCA Chicago.
Doris Salcedo, Untitled, 2008. Wood and concrete; 85 5/8 × 95 ¼ x 40 in. (220 × 242 × 120 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Katharine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2008.20. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

About

This group of four works from the MCA Collection, including large video installations by Fiona Tan and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and significant recent acquisitions of work by Doris Salcedo and Louise Bourgeois, share a sensibility of uncomfortable spaces. Ranging from architect Mies van der Rohe’s transparent Farnsworth House and American prisons to the psychological terrain of war-torn Colombia and the emotional violence of some maternal relationships, the figure, including that of the viewer, becomes subsumed by these charged spaces.