Michael Rakowitz: Breakups

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    Michael Rakowitz, The Breakup, 2010-ongoing, Mixed media

Thu 18 Jul 2019, 7pm

Zilkha Auditorium

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am–6pm
Wednesday 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–9pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 11am–6pm

The Beatles disbanded in 1969 after a tumultuous summer, dashing all hopes of a North African tour. Fascinated with this story, artist Michael  Rakowitz revisits his 2010 project ‘The Breakup’, in conversation with historian Mark Lewisohn, world leading authority on the Beatles. The  discussion addresses the intricacies of the rock bands’ collapse and the allegorical echoes between this event and the once dreamed Pan-Arab ideal.

Part of Michael Rakowitz 4 June – 25 August 2019

About Michael Rakowitz

Michael Rakowitz lives and works in Chicago. He is Professor at Chicago’s Northwestern University. His work has been exhibited worldwide including dOCUMENTA (13), P.S.1 MoMA, MassMOCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th Istanbul Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale and Transmediale 05. He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern (London), Junstraum (Innsbruck) and MCA (Chicago).  Rakowitz won the 2018 Fourth Plinth commission for London’s Trafalgar Square and is presenting his sculpture from The invisible enemy should not exist  (2007 – ongoing), until 2020.

About Mark Lewisohn

Mark Lewisohn is the acknowledged world authority on the Beatles. His books include the bestselling and influential Recording Sessions, The Complete Beatles Chronicle and (as co-author) The Beatles’ London. The world’s only professional Beatles historian, he was consultant and researcher for all aspects – TV, DVDs, CDs and book – of the Beatles’ own Anthology and has been involved in numerous other projects for them, as well as independent works.

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