Blog: MCA DNA

Michael Rakowitz: Artistic Chameleon

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What is the impetus for an artist to do what they do? For Chicago artist Michael Rakowitz, history and current events—personal and global—inspire many of his projects, videos, sculptures, and culinary interventions. In advance of Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West opening to the public on Saturday, September 16, we are sharing an A/V list to illuminate some of the issues Rakowitz explores in his work.

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RETURN, 2004–ongoing

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Enemy Kitchen, 2006–ongoing

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The invisible enemy should not exist, 2007–ongoing

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The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own, 2009

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Radio Silence, 2017

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