Pictures at an Exhibition

‘The Freedom Principle’ at MCA Chicago, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

Nari Ward, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, We The People, 2011. PHOTO: NATHAN KEAY/©MCA CHICAGO; ART: COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG

Nari Ward, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, We The People, 2011.

PHOTO: NATHAN KEAY/©MCA CHICAGO; ART: COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. This week’s shows were picked by artist Hank Willis Thomas. Read more about this week’s Pictures here.

Today’s show: “The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now” is on view at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in Chicago until Sunday, November 22. This major exhibition explores the relationship between avant-garde jazz and experimental music and contemporary art by displaying historical materials and ephemera alongside works by leading contemporary artists, including Nick Cave, Nari Ward, and Renée Green.

Hank Willis Thomas writes:

Certain Shows are Revelations. I thought I knew what I was in for when I went to this exhibition. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Don’t bring your watch when you go to see this show. Bring your reading glasses and dancing shoes.

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