• April 29, 2018, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Art Design Chicago Storytelling Series

Featuring: Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and artist B. Ingrid Olson

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Drawing Room Library

12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603

B. Ingrid Olson, Head, House, Light, 2017. UV printed MDF, PVA size, Plexiglas, screws. 20 x 14 x 6.5 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal Gallery, New York.

In conjunction with Art Design Chicago exhibition, Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography, opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on April 28, the exhibition’s curator Michael Darling talks with artist B. Ingrid Olson, whose work is featured in the exhibition. This conversation focuses on the legacy of Ken Josephson, who spent his career carefully examining the building blocks of photography and has influenced artists of all kinds.

Michael Darling is the James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where he has created an artist-activated platform that engages audiences by producing art, ideas, and conversation around the creative process. He most recently organized Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, which was the all-time highest attended exhibition in the MCA’s 50-year history.

Born in 1987 in Denver, Colorado, artist B. Ingrid Olson currently lives and works in Chicago. She works primarily between photography and sculpture. She records her body as it moves within the confines of her studio: shifting in relationship to its surroundings. The results of this process are performative images and multidimensional objects that re-imagine the capacities of the body and the structuring of space.

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