Jeremy O. Harris

  • “VIRGIL ABLOH: FIGURES OF SPEECH”

    Curated by Michael Darling

    In a talk with students at the University of Oxford, UK, Kanye West famously said, “My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater.” That ethos seems to have been adopted by West’s seminal creative director and collaborator Virgil Abloh. This June, the MCA Chicago welcomes Abloh home for a career-spanning exhibition, offering an in-depth look at and incisive lens on the multi-hyphenate’s many cultural contributions. Showcasing Abloh’s work in the fields of fashion, music, art, and architecture—some of which places him in