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Jonathan Muecke's First Museum Solo Exhibition Opens at The Art Institute of Chicago

May 9th, 2022

Jonathan Muecke. Stabilizer, 2013. Gift of Michael Jefferson and Heidi Mucha. Art Institute of Chicago.

Designer Jonathan Muecke (3D Design ’10) has his first solo museum exhibition at The Art Insitute of Chicago this year. Jonathan Muecke: Objects in Sculpture opens on May 26, 2022 and will be on view through October 10, 2022.

The exhibition features a selection of Muecke’s most experimental works from the past ten years. His practice produces objects that challenge spatial expectations and habits, prompting viewers to experience their physical environments and form a new understanding of their place within them. Muecke’s designs defy traditional design typologies and expectations of practicality.

To encourage productive and inquisitive encounters with the objects on display, Muecke has organized the gallery installation around a large cylindrical volume. This site-specific intervention displaces the center of the gallery and establishes an environment for experiencing the scale, materiality, and form of his works.

Muecke’s works are in the collections of several museums including the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Center National des Arts Plastiques in Paris, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Montreal, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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