Museum of Contemporary Art

Selections from the MCA Collection

17 Feb - 15 Mar 2009

© Louise Bourgeois
The She-Fox, 1985
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Gift of Camille Oliver-Hoffmann. Photo by Lee Stalsworth.

February 17 - March 15, 2009

This group of four works from the MCA Collection, including large video installations by Fiona Tan and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and significant recent acquisitions of work by Doris Salcedo and Louise Bourgeois, share a sensibility of uncomfortable spaces. Ranging from architect Mies van der Rohe's transparent Farnsworth House and American prisons to the psychological terrain of war-torn Colombia and the emotional violence of some maternal relationships, the figure, including that of the viewer, becomes subsumed by these charged spaces.

Tags: Louise Bourgeois, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Doris Salcedo, Fiona Tan