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Photo competition: MOTHERS

Apr 19 – May 12, 2013


Martin Creed
Work No. 1357, MOTHERS, 2012

White neon, steel
22.4 x 47.6 feet (6.8 x 14.5 m)
Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Installation view, Martin Creed Plays Chicago, MCA Chicago, 2012
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

As a part of his yearlong artist residency at the MCA in 2012, Martin Creed transformed the MCA Plaza with Work No. 1357, MOTHERS, a large rotating neon sculpture. Before the plaza is transformed by another artist, the MCA would like your help documenting MOTHERS in Chicago as experienced by MCA visitors.

Use #mcaMOTHERS on Twitter or Instagram to share photos you’ve taken of MOTHERS, with MOTHERS, or of your Mom with MOTHERS for a chance to win an MCA membership.

MCA staff will select three different images that capture the themes outlined below, and the winners receive an MCA Chicago Household membership, which includes a full year of free admission for two adults and youth under 18; a 10% discount to the MCA Store and Puck’s café; invitations to exclusive Member Previews; and much more. Post your MOTHERS image today to win an MCA Chicago Household membership and become a part of our vibrant community.

Selection date Theme
Winner 1 Fri, Apr 26, 2013 Most Creative
Winner 2 Fri, May 10, 2013 Best Photo Caption
Winner 3 Mon, May 13, 2013 Curator’s Choice

Official Rules

No purchase necessary. An “Entry” is defined as a user-generated photo with text uploaded to either Instagram or Twitter. To be considered as an Entry, the photo must 1) have text that includes #mcaMOTHERS; 2) include Martin Creed’s Work No. 1357, MOTHERS; 3) be publically accessible. Submissions from Locked accounts will be considered ineligible. Only entries submitted between April 19, 2013, 12:00 AM and May 12, 2013, 11:59 PM shall be considered eligible for the selection dates above. The MCA is not responsible for any entries not received due to technical or user error, nor is it responsible for user access to Instagram or Twitter. MCA Member Services will contact winners with instructions for membership redemption. Current MCA members will receive a one year membership extension if their Entry is selected.