Virgil Abloh, “Toolbox,” 2019-2020. Mixed media, 35 7/16 × 14 15/16 × 19 11/16 inches (90 × 37.9 × 50 cm). Courtesy Gymnastics Art Institute. Photo by Viviane Sassen ©️ 2019 Viviane Sassen
Advanced tickets are available to ICA members at 10 AM on June 1 and to the general public on June 22.
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Member preview days (including “Church & State” pop-up store)
Wed, Jun 30 | Preview day for Friend members and above
Thu, Jul 1 + Fri, Jul 2 | All member preview days
Sat, Jul 3 | Public opening
“Church & State” online access
Jun 30 at 10 AM | Friend-level members and above
Jul 1 at 10 AM | Individual-level members and above
Jul 3 at 10 AM | General public
Virgil Abloh’s full line of designs for the ICA will be available online and at “Church & State,” the artist’s pop-up store in the museum, beginning July 3. ICA Members will receive early access online and in-person starting June 30. “Church & State” will feature a variety of products designed by Abloh, including exhibition-specific apparel as well as limited-edition pieces from Abloh’s Off-White™ brand produced exclusively for the ICA.
Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”
On view July 3 to September 26, 2021, Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” is the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of the genre-bending artist and designer Virgil Abloh (b. 1980, Rockford, IL). Abloh pioneers a practice that cuts across media and connects visual artists, musicians, graphic designers, fashion designers, and architects. Abloh cultivated an interest in design and music at an early age, finding inspiration in the urban culture of Chicago. While pursuing a master’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, he worked on album covers, concert designs, and merchandising. In 2013, Abloh founded his stand-alone fashion brand Off-White™ in Milan, Italy, and, in 2018, assumed the position of artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and set in an immersive space designed by Rem Koolhaas’s renowned architecture firm OMA*AMO, the exhibition will offer an in-depth look at defining highlights of Abloh’s career, including signature clothing collections, video documentation of iconic fashion shows, distinctive furniture and graphic design work, and collaborative projects with contemporary artists. A program of cross-disciplinary offerings will mirror the artist’s range of interests across music and design.
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