Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

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

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture.  The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, this project highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities.  Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity  features work from emerging and renowned photographers and filmmakers from the US, Europe and Africa. This exhibition is guest curated by US-based independent curator Shantrelle P. Lewis. 

 

Image credit: Harness Hamese , Khumbula - Family Portrait, 2014

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Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first ...

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North Korean Perspectives Opening Reception

North Korean Perspectives Opening Reception

North Korean Perspectives Opening Reception

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Exhibiting artists Alice Wielinga and Hyounsang Yoo and guest curator Marc Prüst will speak briefly about the exhibition at 5:30pm. Photo credit: Ari Hatsuzawa, Outdoor ...

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Lecture in Photography: Anne Tucker

Lecture in Photography: Anne Tucker

Lecture in Photography: Anne Tucker

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Anne Tucker, formerly the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has recently retired to pursue new projects ...

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Panel Discussion: Perspectives from North Korea

Panel Discussion: Perspectives from North Korea

Panel Discussion: Perspectives from North Korea

Museum of Contemporary Photography

As part of EXPO ART WEEK, the MoCP will host a panel discussion featuring exhibiting artist Philippe Chancel and independent curator Marc Prüst, moderated by ...

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Lecture: Bruce Cumings

Lecture: Bruce Cumings

Lecture: Bruce Cumings

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Bruce Cumings is chairman of the history department at the University of Chicago. His first book, The Origins of the Korean War, won the John ...

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Past Events

FIRST LOOK: MoCP 2015 Fine Print Release Party

FIRST LOOK: MoCP 2015 Fine Print Release Party

FIRST LOOK: MoCP 2015 Fine Print Release Party

Hairpin Arts Center

Hairpin Arts Center - 2810 N Milwaukee Ave (Metered Street Parking Available / Logan Square Blue Line Stop) Early Bird Tickets $35 (by May 22); $45 ...

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Video Playlist: Rashayla Marie Brown

Video Playlist: Rashayla Marie Brown

Video Playlist: Rashayla Marie Brown

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Rashayla Marie Brown presents a night of photographs, video and performance featuring a new installment of her ongoing series The Unholy Trinity of Me, Myself, ...

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Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the historical and contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first ...

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