January 29, 2021

MCA Denver: In the News

Tai Bickham


DCPA Off-Center and MCA Denver To Offer Mixed Taste Lecture Miniseries By BWW News Desk DCPA Off-Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver are once again breaking the mold. Following a popular online summer series, the partners will present Mixed Taste: Still At Home, a miniseries of its popular lectures to online audiences - February 17, February 24 and March 3.

The Beguiling Appeal of Daniel Arsham’s ‘Time Dilation’ and Tara Donovan’s ‘Intermediaries’ By Marley Marius “A single drinking straw has a very clear purpose that’s universal, but a million straws—together they become something else entirely,” she explained to The New York Times in 2018, before her retrospective exhibition, “Tara Donovan: Fieldwork,” opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. “They take on ethereal and atmospheric qualities that aren’t present when you’re just observing a single straw.”

Deborah Roberts Has Exhibited Art Worldwide. She Hasn’t Had a Solo Museum Show in Her Hometown—Until Now By Doyin Oyeniyi This fall, “I’m” will travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Roberts is already preparing for another solo exhibition at Vielmetter Los Angeles in September.

New Denver Art to Get Excited About in the New Year 303 Magazine By Cori Anderson As a group show, Colorado in the Present Tense: Narkita Gold, Rick Griffith, Nathan Hall, and Maia Ruth Lee presents new and reframed work that “responds to our current moment of upheaval, uncertainty, and complexity” from four Colorado-based artists, according to the MCA. Each artist will present their own exhibition separate from the others, but together they represent the complex and boundary-pushing art that Coloradans can produce. Gold’s Black in Denver features 100 portraits of citizens who identify as Black; Griffith will showcase previously made paintings alongside newly commissioned work specifically for the MCA exhibition; Hall is using sound to explore the events of 2020 and Lee plays with the failures of language to express our emotions fully.

The Defining Public Artworks of 2020, from Toppled Monuments to Messages in the Sky By Claire Selvin Museums have been deeply impacted by long-term closures, reduced capacities, diminished ticket sales, and other attendant effects of lockdowns and social distancing measures. With indoor art viewing significantly curtailed, a number of institutions brought art to audiences beyond their galleries. As part of Nari Ward’s retrospective “We the People” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the artist presented public works in the city, including a multi-story projection on the iconic clocktower and images of the artist’s wall-drawings on digital billboards and kiosks.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Showcases Artists as Citizens By Chadd Scott  Artists are doing something and what they’re doing is the focus of an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, “Citizenship: A Practice of Society,” on view through February 14, 2021. The exhibition surveys politically engaged art made since 2016, the year Donald Trump was elected president.