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An exhibition about Virgil Abloh opens today

'figures of speech' will explore the defining moments of the artist's career.

Virgil Abloh’s exhibition, figures of speech, opens today at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA).   

The highly anticipated exhibition is an in-depth exploration into the defining moments of Abloh’s career, focusing predominately on the artist’s creative process and collaborative works across the different mediums he moves between; fashion, music, art, design and architecture.

Designed by Samir Batal, director of AMO, the research studio of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and curated by Michael Darling of the MCA, figures of speech is the first exhibition about Abloh.

“For me, figures of speech is an art exhibition rooted in advertising and the projected image. any time an idea takes shape on a particular surface—a photo print, a screen, a billboard, or canvas—it becomes real. this exhibition demonstrates how I wrestle with this concept freed from any one medium, looking for personal and specific solutions,” said Abloh on the show.

Figures of Speech runs from June 10 – September 22, 2019, at the MCA.

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10 June 2019