The summer of 2019 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.
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