Exhibitions

Dependent Objects

  • Carol & Douglas Cohen Gallery
    Fourth Floor, North Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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  • Marion & Jerome H. Stone Gallery
    Fourth Floor, North Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Featured images

Franz Erhard Walther, Netz (Net), 1963. Net and cotton band; 199 1/8 × 60 5/8 in. (507 × 154 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange, 2010.15 © 1963 Franz Erhard Walther. Courtesy Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Photo: François Doury
Franz Erhard Walther, Netz (Net), 1963. Net and cotton band; 199 1/8 × 60 5/8 in. (507 × 154 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange, 2010.15 © 1963 Franz Erhard Walther
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Franz Erhard Walther, Netz (Net), 1963. Net and cotton band; 199 1/8 × 60 5/8 in. (507 × 154 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange, 2010.15 © 1963 Franz Erhard Walther. Courtesy Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Photo: François Doury

About

Dependent Objects highlights the connections between individual works of sculpture and surrounding bodies and spaces, revealing that the situational contexts surrounding these works are as significant as the physical objects.

This concept is exemplified in Franz Erhard Walther's Netz seen in the adjacent images. Each variation in display presents the work in a new context—contributing to the meaning and interpretation of the work overall.

The exhibition is organized by Harry C. H. Choi, Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow. It is presented in the Cohen and Stone Family Galleries on the museum’s fourth floor.

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Artists Featured in Dependent Objects Include:

Nairy Baghramian, (Iranian b. 1971)
Katinka Bock, (German, b. 1976)
Scott Burton, (American, 1939–1989)
André Cadere, (Romanian, b. Poland 1934-1978)
Liam Gillick, (British, b. 1964)
Roni Horn, (American, b. 1955)
Suki Seokyeong Kang, (Korean, b. 1977)
B. Ingrid Olson, (American, b. 1987)
Franz Erhard Walther, (German, b. 1939)