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Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity

July 3, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 am


Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity examines contemporary works of art that take as their subject the form, technology, myth, message, and image of that iconic building structure, the skyscraper. While the exhibition has particular relevance to Chicago, the city that is widely known as the birthplace of this architectural type, artists throughout the world — in addition to authors, filmmakers, poets, and undoubtedly architects — have been enthralled by the human desire to build farther and farther into the sky, testing technological limits while embodying a yearning for spiritual connection to the heavens.

Artists’ endeavors to explore this desire have taken many forms, from video and film to sculpture, painting, and photography. Skyscraper brings together a wide-ranging group of artists from around the world and across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to explore this enduring fascination.


July 3, 2012
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago , IL United States

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