"Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad"
Subway: Red to Chicago
Event Info: (312) 280-2660 mcachicago.org
An extension of his 12 Ballads for Huguenot House, coproduced by the MCA and exhibited at Documenta 13, Gates takes over the MCA's front atrium, installing a wooden, neon-lit double cross containing objects from Huguenot House (the abandoned South Side building he has worked to restore), alongside repurposed pews from the University of Chicago’s Bond Chapel. They function as seating for three performances that are part of the project, and places for R&R&R (rest and relaxation and reflection) during non-performance times.