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Michael Rakowitz Artist Talk, Book Signing, & Enemy Kitchen

To coincide with the opening day of his first US survey exhibition at MCA ChicagoBackstroke of the WestMichael Rakowitz will join MCA Senior Manilow Curator Omar Kholeif for an in-depth artist discussion on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 3PM to 4PM.

Michael Rakowitz, May the Arrogant Not Prevail, 2010. Found Arabic packaging and newspapers, glue, cardboard, and wood; 235 ¼ x 194 ¼ x 37 ½ in. (597.5 x 493.4 x 95.3 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange, 2015.4 Image courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Michael Rakowitz, May the Arrogant Not Prevail, 2010. Found Arabic packaging and newspapers, glue, cardboard, and wood; 235 ¼ x 194 ¼ x 37 ½ in. (597.5 x 493.4 x 95.3 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange, 2015.4 Image courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery

On Sunday, September 17, from 3:15PM to 4PM, Michael Rakowitz will sign copies of his new MCA catalogue Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West at Expo Chicago, booth #419 (Rhona Hoffman Gallery). The catalogue is the first major publication of the acclaimed Iraqi-American artist's work.

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Michael Rakowitz's Enemy Kitchen "explores the connections between hostility and hospitality as veterans of the Iraq War serve Iraqi recipes to the public through a retrofitted food truck on the plaza." The project will be open until the food runs out on the following days:

Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 2:00 pm

Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 6:00 pm

Fri, Sep 29, 2017, 6:00 pm

Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 6:00 pm

Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 6:00 pm

Meals are  free but limited

Michael Rakowitz, Enemies and Kitchens, 2012. Mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist, Lombard Freid Projects, the Smart Museum of Art, and Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Michael Rakowitz, Enemies and Kitchens, 2012. Mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist, Lombard Freid Projects, the Smart Museum of Art, and Rhona Hoffman Gallery