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
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
Suki Seokyeong Kang Jeong #18-01, 2016-18 Painted steel, wood frame, brass bolts, and leather scraps 80.5 × 24.5 × 32 in
Photo: Jeremy Haik, Courtesy of Tina Kim Gallery and the artist

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.

Artists in this Exhibition

ARTISTS IN THIS EXHIBITION

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

Installation Images

Installation view, Dependent Objects, MCA Chicago March 6–August 1, 2021
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Dependent Objects, MCA Chicago March 6–August 1, 2021
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Dependent Objects, MCA Chicago March 6–August 1, 2021
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Dependent Objects, MCA Chicago March 6–August 1, 2021
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Dependent Objects, MCA Chicago March 6–August 1, 2021
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Dependent Objects, MCA Chicago March 6–August 1, 2021
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

Funding

Generous support is provided by Tina Kim Gallery.