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For his first US museum exhibition, Hong Kong-based sound artist Samson Young looks to the idealism presented at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair to explore varying concepts of social progress and utopia.

The accompanying catalogue acts both as an introduction to Young’s work and a lavishly illustrated document of the exhibition. It features an essay by curator Orianna Cacchione contextualizing Young’s work, an essay by G. Douglas Barrett exploring the tension between modern visions of utopia and the musical version of the contemporary, and an interview between Seth Kim-Cohen and Young about the form of the music video and its variations in the exhibitions. Additionally, the publication also contains full-color video stills of the works, original drawings, and archival materials included in the exhibition.


© 2019 Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

184 pages, 125 color images, 8.25" x 10.75"

ISBN 9780935573619