Lorraine O’Grady

Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 6:00pm

Event Info

Admission

MCA members, $8; nonmembers, $10; students (with valid I.D.), $6

Venue

Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E. Chicago Ave

Chicago, 

IL 

60611

Presenter

Museum of Contemporary Art
312-280-2660

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Included in the exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Lorraine O’Grady is an artist and critic whose installations, performances, and texts address issues of diaspora, hybridity, and black female subjectivity. The New York Times in 2006 called her “one of the most interesting American conceptual artists around.” In O’Grady’s work, the idea tends to come first, and then a medium is employed to best execute it. Although its intellectual content is rigorous and political, the work is generally marked by unapologetic beauty and elegance. O’Grady discusses her practice, with a particular focus on her work from the 1980s.