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This will Have been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

February 11 to June 3, 2012

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s covers the period from 1979 to 1992. During this era, the political sphere was dominated by the ideas of former US President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the music scene was transformed by punk and the birth of hip-hop, and our everyday lives were radically altered by a host of technological developments, from the Sony Walkman and the ATM to the appearance of MTV and the first personal computers. In the United States, the decade opened with an enormous anti-nuclear protest in New York’s Central Park and closed with mass demonstrations against the government’s slow response to the AIDS crisis. This exhibition attempts to make sense of what happened to the visual arts in the United States during this tumultuous period.

It includes the work of Cuban American Artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres

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María Martínez-Cañas solo show at Schneider Gallery, Chicago

September 9 – November 1, 2011

Schneider Gallery

230 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654

María Martínez-Cañas is celebrated as one of the most important and influential Cuban born American artists of today. By choosing not to use any of the traditional techniques in photography, Martínez-Cañas has remained dedicated to experimental methods throughout her career. Formally compared to the Dadaists, she has truly made the medium her own with her unique processes and exploratory advances within the foundations of the art.

Her career began in 1982 and has since been shown countless times across the nation. She has received many awards and commissions and continuously proves to be a primary contender in the contemporary art world.

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