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

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Join internationally-renowned artist Xu Bing for a very special screening of his feature film Dragonfly Eyes (2017). Composed from more than 10,000 hours of footage ...

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Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

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Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

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Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

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Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Join exhibiting artist Leo Selvaggio for an exhibition tour and gallery talk. ...

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The Bio-Adapter

The Bio-Adapter

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Past Events

Opening Reception: In Real Life

Opening Reception: In Real Life

Opening Reception: In Real Life

MoCP

Join the MoCP for the opening reception for In Real Life. ...

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Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for a special celebration of photography books. Photographers of note including Krista Franklin, Brad Temkin, Aimée Beaubien, and Colleen Plumb, along with local ...

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