Mika Rottenberg: Spaghetti Blockchain


Mika Rottenberg, Spaghetti Blockchain, 2019. Still from single-channel video installation.
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

Mika Rottenberg: Spaghetti Blockchain

November 12, 2020 – April 11, 2021

MOCA Toronto presents Spaghetti Blockchain, the first solo exhibition in Canada by Argentina-born, New York-based artist Mika Rottenberg.

Rottenberg employs absurdist satire to address critical issues of our time, creating videos and installations that offer subversive allegories for our contemporary life. The exhibition at MOCA is titled after the artist’s most recent video installation, Spaghetti Blockchain, in which seemingly irreconcilable worlds come together—Tuvan throat singers, filmed on the steppes of Siberia and Mongolia; surreal interiors of the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva; the mechanical harvesting of a massive potato farm and ASMR-video-style scenarios with tingly overdubs of jiggling and sizzling.

This exploration into the evolving relationship between humans and the material world is presented alongside a selection of other works that include the video installations NoNoseKnows (2015) and Cosmic Generator (2017).

Rottenberg is devoted to a rigorous practice that combines film, architectural installation and sculpture to explore ideas of labour and the production of value in our contemporary hyper-capitalist world. The overall exhibition design at MOCA is being planned with Rottenberg, who is developing her spatial practice to include a sustainable angle using unfinished/reusable materials.

Lead Supporter
The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation

Foundational Supporter
The Schulich Foundation

Contributing Supporters
Elisa Nuyten and David Dime, Liza Mauer and Andrew Sheiner, Susan and Larry Dime

With additional support from the Artis Exhibition Grants Program


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