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Fragments of a Crucifixion

May 25 - Nov 3, 2019

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A basketball player leaping toward the hoop as if to dunk looks as if their body is collaged with an image of Jesus Christ wearing a crown of thorns. A large audience looks on.
Titus Kaphar, Ascension, 2016. Oil on canvas with brass nails. 108 × 84 × 1 ½ in. Collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, 21c Museum Hotel
Image courtesy of the artist
Titus Kaphar, Ascension (detail), 2016. Image courtesy of the artist
Titus Kaphar, Ascension (detail), 2016
Image courtesy of the artist
Ana Mendieta, Untitled from the Silueta series, 1973–77. Silver dye-bleach print Sheet for parts 1, 6, 9, 10: 15 7/8 × 19 7/8 in. (40.3 × 50.5 cm); sheet for parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12: 19 7/8 × 15 7/8 in. (50.5 × 40.3 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift from The Howard and Donna Stone Collection, 2002.46.10. © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection. Courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Paul Pfeiffer, Fragment of a Crucifixion (After Francis Bacon), 1999. © Paul Pfeiffer. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
A dark-skinned basketball player wearing a light-blue uniform shouts in the middle of an empty basketball court.
Paul Pfeiffer, Fragment of a Crucifixion (After Francis Bacon), 1999. Digital video loop, projector, metal armature. 5 min.; 20 × 5 x 15 in. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Kenneth C. Griffin, 2000.8
© Paul Pfeiffer. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Paul Pfeiffer, Fragment of a Crucifixion (After Francis Bacon), 1999. © Paul Pfeiffer. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Andres Serrano, Untitled (Knifed to Death I and II), 1992. Cibachrome. Two parts, each: 49 × 59 ½ in. (124.5 × 151.1 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Carol and Douglas Cohen, Lynn and Allen Turner, Ruth Horwich, H. Gael Neeson and Stefan T. Edlis, and Gerald S. Elliott by exchange, 1996.4.a-b. Courtesy of the artist and Nathalie Obadia gallery
Photo: James Isberner, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Fragments of a Crucifixion, MCA Chicago May 25 – November 3, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Fragments of a Crucifixion, MCA Chicago. May 25 – November 3, 2019
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Fragments of a Crucifixion, MCA Chicago May 25 – November 3, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Fragments of a Crucifixion, MCA Chicago May 25 – November 3, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Fragments of a Crucifixion, MCA Chicago May 25 – November 3, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Fragments of a Crucifixion, MCA Chicago May 25 – November 3, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Fragments of a Crucifixion, MCA Chicago. May 25 – November 3, 2019
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Fragments of a Crucifixion, MCA Chicago May 25 – November 3, 2019 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Fragments of a Crucifixion, MCA Chicago. May 25 – November 3, 2019
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago