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  • Mark Bradford, A Truly Rich Man is One Whose Children Run Into His Arms When His Hands are Empty, 2008, mixed media collage on canvas, 102 x 144".

    Mark Bradford: You're Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)

    Institute of Contemporary Art

    November 19–May 13

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA Chicago)
    220 East Chicago Avenue
    June 1–October 1

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    The Ohio State University 1871 North High Street
    May 8–August 15

    Dallas Museum of Art
    1717 North Harwood
    October 6–January 15

    Curated by Chistopher Bedford

    An incisive archaeologist of the street, Mark Bradford is best known for his wall-size, often cartographic paintings incorporating the collage and décollage of scavenged urban detritus. This ten-year survey will foreground those works while highlighting significant new pieces in sculpture, film, and other media. The rough-hewn installation Pinocchio Is on Fire, 2010, for example, employs sound and mock interviews to unearth historical events and cultural phenomena that have affected the African-American community in Los Angeles. The accompanying catalogue includes essays by Robert Storr, Hilton Als, and the curator, among others. _Travels to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago, June–Sept. 2011; Dallas Museum of Art, Oct. 16, 2011–Jan. 15, 2012; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Feb. 18–May 20, 2012.