You Can Now Buy Advance Tickets for Virgil Abloh’s “Figures of Speech” Exhibition

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has is now selling advance tickets for Virgil Abloh’s upcoming “Figures of Speech” exhibition.

The exhibition is the first devoted entirely to the genre-bending American artist and designer, and will offer an in-depth look at defining highlights of his career so far. According to the museum, it will include “signature clothing collections, video documentation of iconic fashion shows, distinctive furniture and graphic design work, and collaborative projects with artists such as Jenny Holzer, Arthur Jafa, and John Baldessari.”

Abloh referenced the exhibition in a recent Instagram post outlining his plans for 2019. “My narrative for 2019 is to finally reveal the rationale that exists underneath my creative outputs as one body of work, versus the fragmented projects as they naturally exist now,” he wrote.

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⁣ -12 days men’s @off____white runway show invitation design. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ my narrative for 2019 is to finally reveal the rationale that exists underneath my creative outputs as one body of work, versus the fragmented projects as they naturally exist now. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (@mcachicago) exhibition and museum catalog will also be a published book summarizing the last 20~ years of work. it will illustrate the through lines that exist and showcase how each of my projects relates to one another.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ it does get wordy, but thankfully we still have books, instead of instagram captions for this, lol.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ for instance, pure artworks i am making relate to projected images. an understanding and point-of-view to re-wire “advertising”. ⁣⁣(see previous post or my solo exhibit in Tokyo last year.) ⁣⁣ while fashion etc. relates the same re-configuration of projected moving still images of things we’ve seen since before we we’re paying attention aka “public television”.

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“Figures of Speech” will be open to the public from June 10 until September 22. You can purchase advance tickets over at MCA Chicago’s website right now. A limited number of walk-up tickets will also be made available during the exhibition’s run.

In other news, Harley-Davidson’s $30,000 electric motorcycle arrives in August.

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