SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES OPENS WITH VIDEO SCREENING AND CURATOR-LED TOUR
MRK Palash, Liberation War 1971, Bangladesh, 2010
Featuring fifteen artists from around the world, the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s newest exhibition, Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance, examines human conflict and the ways individuals and groups endure long-term hardship.
Prior to the opening reception – which takes place on April 12 from 5 to 7 pm – there will be two events held in conjunction with the exhibition:
Film Screening: Before Ai Weiwei and Enemies of the People Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 pm Join the MoCP at the Hokin Lecture Hall, located at 623 S. Michigan Ave., for a film screening pairing two documentary films that address the ways humans interpret and cope with government oppression. Daria Menozzi’s Before Ai Weiwei is based on a 1995 interview with the artist Ai Weiwei, which exposes his political beliefs at a time when he is both estranged from the country where he lives and poised to position himself as a global force within the art world. The second film, Enemies of the People directed by Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin, interviews the men and women who perpetrated massacres for the Khmer Rouge regime between 1975-79. Sambath lost his own family in the Cambodian Killing Fields and the film follows his personal quest to uncover how and why the government carried out this massive civilian genocide.
Curator Talk and Opening Reception Thursday, April 12, 4 pm Help the museum welcome Survival Techniques guest curator, Davide Quadrio, and contributing artists, Julika Rudelius and Li Mu, as they take visitors through the exhibition at 4 pm The opening reception will immediately follow.
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information on Survival Techniques, visit the MoCP’s website.