Monika Baer

March 1, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Berlin-based artist Monika Baer approaches “the picture as a site of staging or performance.” Figurative elements such as keyholes, coins, and slices of meat act as agents within the staged space of the image, while defying organization as a coherent narrative. Baer’s paintings and drawings evoke desires and afflictions and convey the visceral pleasure and pain of their own making.

Monika Baer, the first US museum exhibition of the artist’s paintings and drawings, includes works created between 1990 and 2013. Organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with WCMA. Support provided by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V.

Opening Celebration of Monika Baer
February 28, 6 pm
Get a first glimpse of the exhibition with the artist and curator Lisa Dorin. They’ll kick off the evening with a few reflections about Baer’s work, and share the process of installing the exhibition.

Behind the Scenes: The Making of an Exhibition
Artist Monika Baer and WCMA staff invite students to step behind the scenes as the exhibition takes shape. We’ll pull back the curtain for a half hour each day during installation. Stop by to talk with the artist and check in on progress.