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MCA Talk
David Schutter and Tony Tasset

Sat, Nov 23, 2013, 3–4 pm

While visually distinct, works by David Schutter and Tony Tasset, included in The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology, both reference art and artists of the recent past. The artists discuss this concept and their works on view.

David Schutter is an artist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Chicago. Solo exhibitions include Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany; the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; and the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. He has been in group exhibitions internationally including the Glasgow International Biennale, Glasgow, Scotland; Le Magazin, The Centre National Art d’ Contemporain, Grenoble, France; and the MCA exhibition curated by Dieter Roelstraete, The Way of the Shovel.

Tony Tasset lives and works in Chicago where he is a Professor of Studio Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tasset’s iconic sculpture and painting has been exhibited throughout the world and is included in many prestigious private and museum collections. In 2012, Tasset’s work was a part of This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, curated by Helen Molesworth, which began at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and traveled to the Walker Art Center and the ICA, Boston. Tasset was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006.