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Talk | Andrea Carlson

August 3, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A dense, horizontal image divided into 24 quadrants. Text at center states: "Neverending monument, please spare the garden. But if you must, let this be the place where you cast a shadow."
Andrea Carlson, Cast a Shadow, 2021. Oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, color pencil, and graphite on paper; overall: 46 × 182 in (each of 24 elements). Forge Collection, Hudson Valley, NY.

Join the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in celebration of Chicago Works | Andrea Carlson: Shimmer on Horizons with a conversation between the artist and Curatorial Associate Iris Colburn, who organized the exhibition.

English CART captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) are available.

Andrea Carlson (Ojibwe/European descent) is an artist based in northern Minnesota and Chicago. Carlson’s work includes multimedia artworks, works on paper, and public art projects, including a billboard project at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2021. Recently, Carlson participated in the Toronto Biennial, completed a residency at the Joan Mitchell Center, and was selected as part of Prospect.6, an upcoming triennial organized by Prospect New Orleans. Carlson received a 2021 Chicago Artadia Award, a 2022 United States Artists Fellowship, and a 2024 Creative Capital Award. The artist’s writing has appeared in books such as Indigenous Futurisms (IAIA Museum of Contemporary Indian Arts, 2020) and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map (Whitney Museum of American Art, 2023), as well as in online publications such as e-flux Architecture. Carlson is a cofounder of the Center for Native Futures, an art space dedicated to the work of Native artists in Chicago.



Saturday, August 03, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


ASL interpretation

Wheelchair Accessible

Open Captioning


In Person
Life-long Learners, Scholars, Teens
ASL interpretation, Wheelchair Accessible, Open Captioning
Event Topics
Activism, Community, Design, Native American Arts, Social Justice, Women Artists




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