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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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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FIRST LOOK: MoCP 2015 Fine Print Release Party

FIRST LOOK: MoCP 2015 Fine Print Release Party

FIRST LOOK: MoCP 2015 Fine Print Release Party

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Past Events

Lectures in Photography: Broomberg and Chanarin

Lectures in Photography: Broomberg and Chanarin

Lectures in Photography: Broomberg and Chanarin

Stage Two

Collaborative team Broomberg and Chanarin use wit and irony, appropriate images, and manipulate scenes and materials to interrogate assumptions and traditions in photographic representation. Their ...

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Ekphest: Eric Elshtain and Mikey Peterson at MoCP

Ekphest: Eric Elshtain and Mikey Peterson at MoCP

Ekphest: Eric Elshtain and Mikey Peterson at MoCP

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Ekphest : A Festival of Art + Word invites the public to participate in Ekphest, a program of poetry and spoken word events that features ...

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Symposium - Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Symposium - Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Symposium - Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Participants will include Shantrelle P. Lewis, exhibition curator; Monica Miller, scholar and author of "Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic ...

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Opening Reception: Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Opening Reception: Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Opening Reception: Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for an opening reception in honor of the Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity exhibition. Image Credit: Hanif Abdur­-Rahim, Ubiquitous SWAG, ...

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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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