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MCA Talk: William Pope.L


Three people dressed in animal costumes—a rat, a cow, and a chicken—sit on a stage.

MCA Talk: William Pope.L, Apr 17, 2014

MCA Talk: William Pope.L April 17, 2014 © MCA Chicago


Artist William Pope.L orchestrates an evening that is part performance and part discussion. With a panel of artists and professors, Pope.L explores the complex tradition of public debate while addressing questions about diversity, performance, and identity. The artist further complicates these issues by dressing each member of the panel in a different farm animal costume.

Guest speakers include artists Zachary Cahill and Wolfie E. Rawk; Lisa Yun Lee, director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois; and Romi Crawford, associate professor of visual and critical studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).