Newcity Art: No Joke/LVL3

April 2011

Community is often formed out of a sense of loss, and this is often the loss of a community. In a piece on artist Bruce Nauman, acclaimed Chicago critic Kathryn Hixson wrote, “If the social contract that staves off mutual murder is our most controllable defense against death, and if death is the most feared fact of our lives, then Bruce Nauman’s work is about the fear of death.” We can see one facet of this social anxiety in the twinkling lights of Jan Tichy’s creepy “Project Cabrini Green,” on display at the MCA…

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