Jon Langford at the MCA

Founding Mekons member and general man about town Jon Langford will be exhibiting a new multi-media piece at Chicago's MCA January 20-21. Entitled, "The Executioner's Last Songs", this work combines Jon Langford's songs with his writing and visual art. An encompassing work, it unfolds as a personal story of Langford's life and passions, from a Welsh schoolboy to a reluctant pop-punk star and finally a passionate activist-artist.

"The Executioner's Last Songs" is based upon a project with the same title: a three-volume set of old American songs of murder, mob-law, & cruel, cruel punishment recorded with his Pine Valley Cosmonauts to raise support for the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty.


Jon Langford The Executioner's Last Songs
Friday Saturday, January 20 & 21, 2006, 7:30 pm; Tickets $22, MCA
members $18

Related Events:

Tuesday, January 17, 6 pm MCA
Lisa Lee of Public Square engages Jon Langford in a discussion on the role of art, music & social activism.

Wednesday, January 18, 8.30pm Jon Langford's Ship & Pilot
Featuring Sally Timms at the HIDEOUT, Chicago. (with Chris Mills &The City That Works.)

Thursday, January 19, - Jon Langford - Executioner's Last Songs
Paintings & Prints at THOMAS MASTERS GALLERY- opening reception6-9pm 245 W. North Avenue, Chicago.

Friday, January 20 MCA - First Night Post-Show Talk.
Peter Taub, Director of Performance Programs, leads an audience discussion with Jon Langford on the making of The Executioner's Last Songs.

Saturday, January 21, 4 pm MCA
Jon Langford leads an in-gallery talk on selections from Fluidity of Time, the MCA exhibition from the permanent collection surveying works by several generations of artists who have made defining contributions to the panorama of recent art.