Traversing the Past: Adam Golfer, Diana Matar, Hrvoje SlovencJan 18 — Apr 1, 2018


  • Hrvoje Slovenc, Church Choir #3, 2014
  • Diana Matar, Evidence, 2014
  • Adam Golfer, Air-o-gram (Dad to Poppop), from the "House without a Roof" series, 2012

Traversing the Past: Adam Golfer, Diana Matar, Hrvoje Slovenc presents the work of three artists, all of whom trace their family stories to histories of political turmoil, violence, and displacement. In using personal experiences as starting points, the artists transform the autobiographical into a multivalent lens through which to view a subject that cannot be pinned to a single narrative. 

Examining family stories originating during World War II, the Qaddafi regime in Libya, and the Croatian War of Independence, Traversing the Past: Adam Golfer, Diana Matar, Hrvoje Slovenc is a visual meditation on the complex relationship between personal and political histories.

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 Efroymson Family Fund and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.  This exhibition is generously supported by the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation.

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