Curated by Adam Lerner
This retrospective exhibition will bring together the first comprehensive presentation of Akron, Ohio-born Mark Mothersbaugh’s art and music to date, from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through to the present. Though well known around the globe as a founding member of the popular band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been a prolific artist since before the band’s inception, and continues to produce work that makes the case for his position as an important figure in contemporary culture. From his popular music to his personal artwork, Mothersbaugh’s unique artistic view constantly foregrounds the relationship between technology and individuality. The exhibition includes documentation and music from his DEVO days; prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, rugs and video animations; performances; newly produced musical and sculptural installations; and most notably a life-long series of postcard-sized works which will be exhibited in their entirety for the first time. This nationally touring exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication published by Princeton Architectural Press.
Organized by MCA Denver