Talk: Dan Peterman on Sulfur Cycle 2.0



Chicago artist Dan Peterman's latest exhibition at the MCA digs below the surface of the gallery walls to reveal parts of the museum itself built from fossil fuels. The exhibition traces specific materials across time while also considering the broader environmental and economic systems at play.

For this talk, Peterman is joined in conversation with exhibition curator Jack Schneider as they take us on a journey to discover the impact of fossil fuels in the daily environments we occupy. The discussion will trace the path of Peterman's work and thinking on this project from the original Sulfur Cycle presentation at the MCA in 1994 toward the current presentation 26 years later.

MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines. This presentation is organized by exhibition curator Jack Schneider, with the Performance and Public Practice team.

This talk was live streamed from the gallery on March 30, 2021.

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