Blog: MCA DNA

Throwback Thursdays: Dan Flavin Comment Cards

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The recently opened exhibition To the Racy Brink (on view through December 10) dives deep into the MCA's history of exhibitions, performances, and publications. Among the museum's earliest documentation and ephemera is a print-on-demand exhibition catalogue that accompanied Dan Flavin: Pink and Gold (1967–68). Comments were solicited from visitors who came to see the artist's first solo museum show with the intention of including their notes in the final catalogue. Though, in the end, they didn't make the cut, the comment cards featured here express a range of reactions—positive, perplexed, and downright pissed off—testaments to the risky ventures undertaken by the young institution.

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