The figure has long been a persistent and compelling subject for artists. Representations of the body channel our desires, vulnerabilities, and anxieties—to confront the figure is also to confront one’s own sense of personhood. In this contemporary moment, when notions of individuality seem to be increasingly unsettled, the body has re-emerged as a site of urgent inquiry.
Huma Bhabha, Valérie Blass, Sascha Braunig, Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Cécile B. Evans, Andro Wekua, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Xavier Cha’s performance-based works concern the body, self, and subjectivity within contemporary culture. She isolates elements of expression and communication, creating bare, abstract, and often illogical experiences.
Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Joint presentation with the Akron Art Museum.
Myopia is the first retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh, spanning the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Born in Akron, OH, and co-founder of the New Wave band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been making art for more than forty years—since before the band’s inception in the early 1970s.