Tomorrow evening, photographer Kioto Aoki will perform a solo taiko set which will unfold across multiple locations throughout the museum. The artist’s taiko practice is informed by the Japanese concept of ma. Loosely translated, it is thought to be a “generative pause, gap, or interval, an emptiness that contains energy, feeling, and meaning,” according to the museum page. This performance will be presented through the museum’s Soundtracks group. The performance is from 6:00–7:30 pm.
Get there early and explore the contemporary art scene for zero cost. As the event falls on a Tuesday, admission will be free and IL residents can get a dose of contemporary art without paying the big bucks. That’s right, one of Chicago’s prime art museums is free every Tuesday for all Illinois residents. Head to The Museum of Contemporary Art for an unparalleled view of resident artists and rotating monthly exhibits. A mix of specialized events like a live jazz show and artist conversations on Tuesdays makes the day even more special.
Current exhibits include Emerge, which runs through May 8, Based on a True Story, which runs through August 14, The Man Who Talked Until He Disappeared which runs through June 5, and much more.
Upcoming exhibits include: Nick Cave: Forothermore, opening May 14, and She Mad Season One, opening July 2.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago first opened in 1967 and stands today as one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to contemporary art. Opening the museum to Illinois residents provides a free way for state residents to experience new work and ideas of living artists as well as understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time.
Masks are strongly recommended, but not required. Schedule your visit here.
[Featured photo from www.mcachicago.org]