Happy Monday everyone! Is it just me or does it feel like summer is going by super fast (which is a-ok with me since it’s my least favorite season!)? Last weekend was jammed pack with so much exciting news! First, there’s going to be so many awesome chances coming to the Disney Parks (I just LOVE D23 weekend!) I can’t wait for all the new attractions and all of the upcoming Disney and Pixar films. Also, have you heard the news that the 13th Doctor is going to a woman (finally!). I’m super excited about it and I can’t wait to see Jodie Whittaker in action! Speaking about TV shows, can we talk about last night’s Game of Thrones!?! Definitely worth the wait. Okay, enough chit chat, now on to the regularly scheduled blog post. I talked about this in my Why I Love Living in Chicago post but one of my favorite things about Chicago is the fact that not only do a plethora of world-class museums call Chicago home but a lot of them offer FREE admission/discount days. Since the Museum of Contemporary Art offers free admission (to Illinois residents) every Tuesday, I like to spend my Tuesday afternoons there exploring all the new exhibits and artwork. Ever since the Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit opened at MCA last month I’ve been meaning to go by and see it, so I thought “hey, there’s no time like the present!”
Although this post is about the Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg exhibit, I still wanted to share a few of my favorite non-Takashi Murakami pieces I saw while at the museum.
MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) is constantly changing and updating their galleries so it’s always fun to see all the new pieces of art on display. I think one of the things I love so much about modern/contemporary art is how unique and thought provoking it is. One of person can look at that bucket of cans and think “how is that even art?” While another person can think “wow, that really coincides with what’s going on in today’s society!”. I don’t really know how to explain it but it’s interesting to me.
I LOVE Takashi Murakami’s work and have been a huge fan of his since 2007 (when Posi Mushroom came out!). One of my favorite Takashi Murakami artworks is Homage To Yves Klein, which was actually on display as a part of this exhibit.
Fun Fact: I used to be OBSESSED with Kayne West (I’m still a fan of his music but…). I’m from Chicago so I remember hearing a lot of his music before he even released his first album (also one of my elementary school teachers supposedly knew him, although I don’t know if he was lying or not). I thought that his signature bear mascot was so cute and I even though it would make a cute tattoo design. Thank goodness I was a kid back then because I definitely would have regretted that tattoo!
Hey look, it’s Homage To Yves Klein!
I really liked the Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit. I highly recommend checking it out before it closes (in September) if you’re in the Chicago area!
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit
July 17, 2017