In Their Own Form: Opening Reception + Artist Talk

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

In Their Own Form: Opening Reception + Artist Talk

Opening Reception + Artist Talk: Ayana V. Jackson

Following the opening reception for In Their Own Form, join exhibiting artist Ayana V. Jackson for a talk on her artistic practice, which examines the role of the camera in constructing identity and the role of photography in representing race and gender.  

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.

Upcoming Events

Teen Night

Teen Night

Chicago teens are invited to participate in teen-led workshops and more! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mocp-teen-night-tickets-64384604084 ...

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Photos at Noon: Recent Acquisitions

Photos at Noon: Recent Acquisitions

Get to know the museum’s collection with a series of public print viewings led by MoCP’s curator of academic programs and collections. Drop in to ...

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Photos at Noon: Viewer's Choice

Photos at Noon: Viewer's Choice

Get to know the museum’s collection with a series of public print viewings led by MoCP’s curator of academic programs and collections. Drop in to ...

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Eighth Blackbird

Join the Chicago-based, four-time Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird for a special performance at the MoCP. Experience a musical journey through the museum, as the ensemble ...

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Lecture in Photography: Teju Cole - Writing and Thinking Photography

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Past Events

Opening Reception: Go Down Moses

Opening Reception: Go Down Moses

Opening Reception: Go Down Moses

Join the Museum of Contemporary Photography for the opening reception of Go Down Moses. ...

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Photos at Noon: Chicago

Photos at Noon: Chicago

Photos at Noon: Chicago

MoCP

Get to know the museum's collection with a series of public print viewings. The MoCP's executive director will lead a mini-course on select themes and ...

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FIRST LOOK: 2019 MoCP Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2019 MoCP Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2019 MoCP Fine Print Party

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Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a public release of four new prints that will be added ...

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Teen Night: CPS Lives

Teen Night: CPS Lives

Teen Night: CPS Lives

MoCP

Chicago teens are invited to engage in creative interactive workshops and reflect on themes of the exhibitions. This event is organized in partnership with CPS ...

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Photos at Noon: Approaches to Documentary

Photos at Noon: Approaches to Documentary

Photos at Noon: Approaches to Documentary

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Get to know the museum's collection with a series of public print viewings. The MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections will lead a mini-course ...

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