Park McArthur

Tuesday, October 01, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium
230 S. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL
United States

Presented in partnership with the Society for Contemporary Art

Park McArthur creates work that varies materially and formally and often engages critiques of autonomy through the ready-made. The artist is interested in dependency in its many instantiations, but particularly under the guidance and instruction of debility and disability. McArthur’s works often take the form of sculptures and installations that are conceptually driven and made of utilitarian objects. Born in North Carolina and currently living in New York, McArthur will be the third Tepper Family Endowed Chair in Visual Arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University starting fall 2019.

McArthur has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Yale Union, Portland, Oregon; Lars Friedrich, Berlin; Essex Street, New York; and Pyramid Studios, Miami. McArthur has participated in group exhibitions at Secession, Vienna; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Jewish Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among others. With Constantina Zavitsanos, McArthur has presented work in group exhibitions and copublished articles in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, as well as, Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, an anthology edited by Tourmaline, Johanna Burton, and Eric Stanley. With Jennifer Burris, McArthur co-organized Beverly Buchanan–Ruins and Rituals, a 30-year survey of Beverly Buchanan's work which opened at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (2016–17) and traveled to Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta (2017).

Presented in partnership with the Society for Contemporary Art

An ASL interpreter will be on site, and CART captioning will be available on any personal device with internet access.


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