Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye
The MCA in Chicago is featuring Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye, a show of artists reacting to their experiences while traveling. "The works address issues related to tourism that include spectacle, architecture, authenticity, history, souvenirs, and anthropology", according to the curator, Francesco Bonami.
There is no online display of the work, but you can buy a catalogue of the show from the MCA Store. The catalogue includes essays from "Charles Baudelaire, Joan Didion, Umberto Eco, Julia Kristeva, the late Susan Sontag, among many others. The vibrant color reproductions and accompanying short texts lead us through the work of more than seventy-five artists including Vito Acconci, Doug Aitken, Darren Almond, Matthew Buckingham, Chris Burden, Maurizio Cattelan, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Katharina Fritsch, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Jeff Koons, Matthias M•ller, Gabriel Orozco, Martin Parr, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Thomas Schutte, Simon Starling, Thomas Struth, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kyoichi Tsuzuki, Piotr Uklanski, and Andy Warhol."
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