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Gelitin: Democratic Sculpture 7

09.23.2023 – 01.12.2024

Exhibition Summary

Known internationally for their ambitious public art projects and transgressive performances, Gelitin are indefatigable partisans of the ludic impulse in art, forever honoring Friedrich Schiller’s claim that “man only plays when he is in the fullest sense of the word a human being, and he is only fully a human being when he plays.” This exhibition features a monumental sculpture of a pizza that guests are invited to activate by poking their heads through to make toppings. The work made a brief public appearance at the Chicago Cultural Center on September 21 as part of the opening of the fifth Chicago Architecture Biennial.


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