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Dance and Movement Lay the Foundation for This Exhibit, Focusing on Brendan Fernandes

This Saturday, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is proud to present Commons Artist Project: Brendan Fernandes, A Call and Response. Join in on the fun on July 27th when you see this stunning exhibit!

Brendan Fernandes’s dance-based installation in the Commons, entitled A Call and Response, explores the ways society sees and values different kinds of bodies. Using language, architecture, and gesture to understand the nature of being seen, Fernandes encourages dancers and visitors to collaborate and generate new forms of physical language that move and attract other bodies in space.

Fernandes (Kenyan, b. 1979) seeks to isolate everyday actions, such as running for the bus or slinging a bag over your shoulder, considering individuals’ movements in social spaces as a kind of choreography. Over the course of the exhibition, the artist poses the question: How do the shapes of our bodies and our physical proximity to others affect our sense of visibility?

The Commons Artist Project is a biannual exhibition series that provides a platform for artists to create commissioned installations that consider the big issues of our time. The projects provide opportunities for visitors to interact with the works and ideas of local and regional artists of national recognition. The Commons Artist Project: Brendan Fernandes is organized by January Parkos Arnall, Curator of Public Programs, with Christy LeMaster, Assistant Curator of Public Programs.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking event on Saturday. Suggested admission to A Call and Response ranges from $8 to $15, though the museum honors a pay-what-you-can policy. For more information, visit www.mcachicago.org.

At 444 Social Apartments in Lincolnshire, Illinois, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, July 27, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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