Books

Skyscraper

Art and Architecture Against Gravity

2012

112 pages

209 × 343 mm

MCA Chicago

Hardcover

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About

This impressive catalogue accompanied the MCA exhibition Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, which examined contemporary works of art that take as their subject the form, technology, myth, message, and image of the skyscraper. Skyscraper brought together a wide-ranging group of artists from around the world and across the 20th and 21st centuries to explore this enduring fascination. The exhibition featured the work of Fikret Atay, Jennifer Bolande, Roger Brown, Jeff Carter, Roe Ethridge, Jonathan Horowitz, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Jakob Kolding, Vera Lutter, Abelardo Morell, Eliza Myrie, Ahmet Ögüt, Claes Oldenburg, Gabriel Orozco, Enoc Perez, Monika Sosnowska, Thomas Struth, Jan Tichy, Andy Warhol, Peter Wegner, H. C. Westermann, Wesley Willis, Catherine Yass, and Shizuka Yokomizo, among others.

The richly illustrated catalogue features essays by MCA James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling, MCA Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow Joanna Szupinska, and London-based architecture critic Owen Hatherley.

Table of Contents

PAGE CONTENT
8 Director's Foreword
10 Acknowledgments
12 Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity by Michael Darling
50 Occupying Skyscrapers by Joanna Szupinska
72 Efficiency Fantasy: Metamorphoses of the Skyscraper by Owen Hatherley
100 Artists' Biographies
106 Exhibition Checklist
109 Reproduction Credits
110 Lenders to the Exhibition
111 MCA Chicago Board of Trustees