“Figures of Speech”

Release Date
June 10, 2019
Virgill Abloh
Creative Director
Samir Bantal, AMO
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago
Nathan Keay
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago

Virgil Abloh’s first solo exhibition “Figures of Speech” has opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA). The showcase, designed by AMO director Samir Batal, takes an in-depth look at the defining moments of Abloh’s career, from his early creative collaborations with Kanye West to his high-profile command of Nike, Ikea, and Louis Vuitton products.

In large part, “Figures of Speech” is an art exhibition rooted in advertising and “the projected image. Anytime an idea hits a particular surface; a photo print, a screen, a billboard or canvas, it seems like fact. This exhibition demonstrates myself wrestling with this concept within the freedom of mediums while finding personal solutions.⁣” – Virgil Abloh

The show will be open to the public until September 22, 2019.

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