In the upcoming exhibit Water After All, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago explores the reciprocal relationship between humankind and water. On loan from the Thoma Foundation are digital artworks by Guillermo Galindo and John Gerrard. The exhibition is organized by Bana Kattan, former MCA Barjeel Global Fellow, and Nina Wexelblatt, former MCA Curatorial Assistant, with Jack Schneider, MCA Curatorial Assistant.
The featured artworks encourage viewers to dive deeper into our reliance on, exploitation of, and contact with our precious environment. To emphasize the timeless connection of humans and water, exhibition curators selected literary quotes that explore aquatic themes. These excerpts greet visitors in the galleries in preparation for viewing the beautiful and traumatic works featured in the exhibition.
“Naturally men are drowned in a storm, but it is a perfectly straightforward affair, and the depths of the sea are only water after all.” — Virginia Woolf