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In Their Own Form

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Alun Be: Potentiality © Courtesy of the Artist and Museum of Contemporary Photography
In Their Own Form

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Ave.
60605 Chicago
IL
US
April 12th, 2018 - July 8th, 2018
Opening: April 12th, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mocp.org
EMAIL:  
mocp@colum.edu
PHONE:  
312-663-5554
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Wed, Sat 10-5; Thu 10-8; Sun 12-5

DESCRIPTION

In Their Own Form seeks to illuminate the myriad ways blackness might hope to exist without the imposition of oppression, racism and stereotypes ever-present in Western cultures, mediated through Afrofuturist themes including time-travel and escapism. Afrofuturism refers to a cross-disciplinary genre that combines science fiction, Afrocentrism, fantasy, technology, and non-Western mythologies as an intellectual and artistic strategy to reimagine and repurpose the fraught past, present, and future of the transnational black experience. Bringing together 13 artists and 33 photographic and video works that negotiate a range of Afro-Diasporic experiences, In Their Own Form prefaces personhood, both fantastical and actual, over perceived realities. In Their Own Form is curated by Sheridan Tucker Anderson, MoCP Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts.

Artists include Alun Be, Kudzanai Chiurai, Jim Chuchu, Teju Cole, Ayana V. Jackson, Mohau Modisakeng, Fabrice Monteiro, Zanele Muholi, Aida Muluneh, Paulo Nazareth, Zohra Opoku, Alexis Peskine, and Mary Sibande

The MoCP is supported by Columbia College Chicago, the MoCP Advisory Board, the Museum Council, individuals, and private and corporate foundations. The 2017-2018 exhibition season is generously sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Efroymson Family Fund, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Additional support for In Their Own Form is provided by a generous gift from Mamadou-Abou and Catherine Sarr.

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