“The Commons Artist Project: Public Fiction with Triple Canopy” at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is showcasing its “Commons Artist Project: Public Fiction with Triple Canopy,” titled “Parts of Speech.” The exhibition is on view through June 9, 2019.“In our contemporary world, what kind of speakers and speeches are most likely to win trust, establish authority, and mobilize audiences?,” aks the museum.Organized by  Los Angeles-based Public Fiction and New York-based Triple Canopy with MCA Chicago, “Parts of Speech,” is an exhibition on public speech that aims to address these questions with a series of experimental lectures and artworks chosen in response.In the project  “Parts of Speech,” the components of public speech — the language, the speaker, the location, distribution, and the audience are broken down. It brings together six commissioned artists including filmmakers, comedians, novelists, and musicians to experiment with the form of a lecture. This results in monologues, startup manifestos, and musical performances.“Freely interpreting the form of the lecture, artists, filmmakers, comedians, novelists, and musicians consider the use of language and media to mold opinion, forge intimacy, marshal authority, and orchestrate movements. ‘Parts of Speech’ culminates in the publication of edited transcripts and videos, composed from documentation that reflects on the migration of public speech from radio to television to the Internet and beyond,” says Triple Canopy.As part of the exhibition, artworks on view in the Commons are also manifestations of public speech. Chosen in response to the lectures, they reflect on a variety of timely themes related to communication in the contemporary world.The exhibition includes speeches by Steffani Jemison, Hari Kunzru, Tomeka Reid, Astra Taylor, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, and Julio Torres, and artworks by Rami George, Liz Magic Laser, David Levine, Nicole Miller, Rodney McMillian, and Videofreex.“Parts of Speech” is on view through June 9, 2019, at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.For details, visit: http://bit.ly/2vrnFNE on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition. http://bit.ly/2BwSDJ7 Louise Blouin

source https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3544962/the-commons-artist-project-public-fiction-with-triple-canopy


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