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MCA Checks In: Virgil Abloh

This summer the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech,” the first exhibition devoted to the work of the ultramodern, genre-bending artist Virgil Abloh. Founder of the streetwear brand Off-White and Men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, Abloh pioneers a practice that cuts across media and connects visual artists, musicians, graphic designers, fashion designers, and architects.

In the exhibition, Abloh experiments with methods of advertising, inviting viewers to take a second look at these common modes of expression. The exhibition includes two off-site public art installations in Chicago: one, titled “Thin Red Line,” is a Red Line train car wrapped in a graffiti motif by the artist. The train car on view here documents a glimpse of the otherwise in-motion installation.

Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” is on view now through Sep 22, 2019 at the MCA. Learn more at

Photo: Sanjana Elina, © MCA Chicago

MCA Checks In
This installation is part of “MCA Checks In,” an ongoing partnership between the Chicago Athletic Association hotel and The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Throughout the year the MCA will extend its campus to the Chicago Athletic Association hotel for art-inspired events crafted for Chicago’s culture lovers.

July 1 - July 31, 2019

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