Collectors Forum Acquisitions 2003–04


T. J. Wilcox, garland 1, 2, 3, 2003. 16 mm color film installation with sound; overall dimensions variable. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Collectors Forum in memory of Roberta Lieberman, 2004.16. © 2003 T. J. Wilcox
Photo © MCA Chicago


Founded as the Collectors Group in 1975, the MCA’s Collectors Forum contributes a work of art to the MCA Collection each year. In recent years, it has contributed works by Swiss artist Beat Streuli, Italian artist Giuseppe Gabellone, Australian artist James Angus, and British artist Gillian Wearing. This exhibition presents three works the group is considering acquiring for the museum this year: Scottish sculptor Jim Lambie’s Double Exposure (2003), a door fashioned into an object that suggests the energy of popular music—a world that Lambie often intersects with as musician, DJ, and artist. American artist Kori Newkirk’s Bam-Bam (2003) incorporates woven artificial hair and pony beads, referring to both art history and urban fashion. New York-based artist T. J. Wilcox’s three garlands films (2003)—short, silent vignettes—focus on personal aspects of everyday life.


This exhibition is generously supported by the Collectors Forum of the Museum of Contemporary Art.