Performance Anxiety

Images

A man walks tentatively across a rectangular stone path installed in a gallery. On the wall beside him are images of feet which have been punctured.

Installation view, Performance Anxiety, MCA Chicago, with work by Cai Guo Qiang

Photo: Joe Ziolkowski © MCA Chicago

Installation view, Performance Anxiety, MCA Chicago

Photo: Joe Ziolkowski © MCA Chicago

Installation view, Performance Anxiety, MCA Chicago

Photo: Joe Ziolkowski © MCA Chicago

Installation view, Performance Anxiety, MCA Chicago, with Paul McCarthy's Santa’s Theater

Photo: Joe Ziolkowski © MCA Chicago

Installation view, Performance Anxiety, MCA Chicago, with work by Rirkrit Tiravanija

Photo: Joe Ziolkowski © MCA Chicago

Installation view, Performance Anxiety, MCA Chicago

Photo: Joe Ziolkowski © MCA Chicago
A cluster of pastel-colored doors with peeling paint. Each is labeled with a one-word term, including, "MASTURBATION," "AMPHETAMINES," "CAPITALISM," "BEEF," and "A New Pet."

Installation view, Performance Anxiety, MCA Chicago, with Willie Cole's Elegba

Photo: Joe Ziolkowski © MCA Chicago

Installation view, Performance Anxiety, MCA Chicago, with work by Angela Bulloch

Photo: Joe Ziolkowski © MCA Chicago

Installation view, Performance Anxiety, MCA Chicago, with Renee Green's Partially Buried

Photo: Joe Ziolkowski © MCA Chicago

About

This exhibition is curated by Amada Cruz, Acting Chief Curator and Manilow Curator of Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.