In Based on a True Story . . ., 19 artists play with fact, fiction, and the grey areas in between. Drawn primarily from the MCA Collection, their artworks wrestle with our understanding of truth and belief by exploring fiction: Some artists craft an identity or personal memoir. Others stage complex urban landscapes that confuse our perception of the world. Still others challenge the way the past is portrayed by historians and institutions like museums. Based on a True Story . . . invites visitors to question how we see truth—and how fiction can help us imagine new realities.
The exhibition is curated by Bana Kattan, Pamela Alper Associate Curator, with Iris Colburn, Curatorial Assistant. It is presented in the Bergman Family Gallery on the museum’s second floor.
Lead support for Based on a True Story . . . is provided by The Pritzker Traubert Collection Exhibition Fund.