Watch the doors, please!

Work in situ and in motion for the group exhibition “Europe in the Seventies” at the Art Institute of Chicago from October 1980 to March 1982.

The Art Institute of Chicago straddles a railroad and has a large window looking down on the lines. The window is usually hidden but was uncovered for this exhibition, becoming the only place in the museum with a view of the outside. A schedule near the window informed visitors exactly when trains with doors covered with striped paper would be passing. The work was called Watch the doors, please! and could be seen not only from the museum but from various vantage points by the railway lines in the city.