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

Katinka Bock, Miles and Moments for Paris, 2011. Fired clay. Approximately 4 × 86 ½ × 13 ¾ in. (10.2 × 219.7 × 34.9 cm), 8 ¾ × 87 × 13 ¼ in. (22.2 × 221 × 33.7 cm) and 4 ¼ × 85 ½ × 13 ¼ in. (10.8 × 217.2 × 33.7 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2011.28.a-x
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
André Cadere, Barre de bois rond (Round Bar of Wood), 1977. Painted wood (52 segments); 71 ½ x 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ in., overall. Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Justin Smith Purchase Fund, 2001
Courtesy Estate André Cadere and Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy
Liam Gillick, (The What If? Scenario) Report Platform, 1996. Aluminum poles and colored Plexiglas squares; 72 × 60 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 × 152.4 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Rena Conti and Ivan Moskowitz, 2008.36 © 1996 Liam Gillick
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Roni Horn, ‘Pair Object’ Via, 1990. Solid copper. Each: 5 × 13 × 13 in. (12.7 × 33 × 33 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Anne and William J. Hokin, 1991.49.a-b © Roni Horn
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Suki Seokyeong Kang, Jeong #03, 2014-2016. Assembled units, painted steel, wheel, wood frame, brass bolt, and leather scraps; 24.02 × 35.43 × 100 in. (61 × 90 × 254 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Tina Kim Gallery

Photo: Jeremy Haik, courtesy of Tina Kim Gallery
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
Scott Burton, Three-Quarter Cube Bench, 1986. Serizzo Ghiandone granite; 30 ¼ × 30 × 30 in. (76.8 × 76.2 × 76.2 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Grace and Edwin Hokin by exchange, 1989.3 © 2020 Estate of Scott Burden / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

About

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

The sculptures in the exhibition, while seemingly complete on their own, depend on outside factors for their display, form, or meaning. Some were created to be used for performances, while others are adaptable forms that are shaped by the choices of display.

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)