Museum of Contemporary Art

Mika Rottenberg


02 Oct 2019 - 08 Mar 2020

Mika Rottenberg, Cosmic Generator (still), 2017
© Mika Rottenberg. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
2 October 2019 – 8 March 2020

Bergman Family Gallery
Second Floor, South Side

Using absurdist satire to address critical issues of our time, Mika Rottenberg (Argentinian, b. 1976) offers subversive allegories for contemporary life. Her videos and installations interweave documentation with fiction, and often feature protagonists in factory-like settings who manufacture goods ranging from cultured pearls to millions of brightly colored plastic items sold wholesale in Chinese superstores. Presenting several recent projects including Rottenberg’s newest video installation Spaghetti Blockchain (2019), which explores ancient and contemporary ideas about materialism, the exhibition traces central themes in the artist’s oeuvre, such as labor, technology, and the interconnectedness of the mechanical and the bodily.

The exhibition is organized by Margot Norton, curator at the New Museum, New York. The MCA’s presentation of the exhibition has been coorganized by Bana Kattan, Barjeel Global Fellow. It is presented in the Bergman Family Gallery on the museum’s second floor.

Tags: Margot Norton, Mika Rottenberg