Artist Theaster Gates has a new installation at the MCA, exploring the idea of Chicago as “a city on the precipice of two narratives…On the one end, there is the city of progress and prosperity. This is in some ways the surface Chicago. That does not exclude the very real lived reality of many Chicagoans who suffer little. But to those who have an intimate relationship with the parts of the city that are too often plagued with neglect, this is not the full story. On the other end, there is the city in decline.” Britt Julious has the scoop over on WBEZ.

Artist Theaster Gates has a new installation at the MCA, exploring the idea of Chicago as “a city on the precipice of two narratives…On the one end, there is the city of progress and prosperity. This is in some ways the surface Chicago. That does not exclude the very real lived reality of many Chicagoans who suffer little. But to those who have an intimate relationship with the parts of the city that are too often plagued with neglect, this is not the full story. On the other end, there is the city in decline.” Britt Julious has the scoop over on WBEZ.