Jul 6th 2018

Following the Box

@ Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

820 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Opening Friday, July 6th, from 5:30PM - 7:30PM

On view through Saturday, October 20th

In 1945, an American soldier stationed in India took a series of photographs depicting everyday life in West Bengal. Nearly sixty years later, curators Jerri Zbiral and Alan Teller discovered a box filled with these photographs at a Chicago-area estate sale. Zbiral and Teller traced the box back to West Bengal and invited a group of Indian artists to respond to the photographs. Following the Box is an innovative contemporary art exhibition featuring painting, film, graphic illustration, and folk art, as well as multimedia and conceptual art. Each work draws inspiration from the original photographs, exploring the elusive nature of memory, political and military histories, and cultural identity.

This event is free to the public.

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