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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".

Boston

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.