Back in January, MCA Chicago announced it would host Virgil Abloh‘s first museum exhibition entitled Figures of Speech. The immersive space designed by Rem Koolhaas‘ OMA*AMO firm will showcase Abloh’s creative work of the past twenty years. Now, MCA Chicago and the designer have partnered with Prestel to release a book with the same name as the exhibit.
The book is set to feature images of the innovative creator’s design work including fashion, furniture, graphic arts and architecture. It will also highlight his collaborations with other creatives. Additionally, it will feature essays by writers including Rem Koolhaas, Lou Stoppard and Michael Darling, curators of the Figures of Speech exhibition. Other written works in the collection will further expand upon Abloh’s work through the lens of the African diaspora. The pieces will also capture how his work sits in the crux between high and low culture.
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech will be available in early June, the accompanying exhibition will run from June 10 until September 22. You can register for advance tickets for the exhibit via the MCA Chicago website now. The exhibition will move to various galleries around the world over the next two years.
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