Opening Tuesday, October 2nd, from 6PM - 8PM
On view through Saturday, October 20th
Join Loyola University Chicago Professor of Fine Arts Sarita Heer and guest curators Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral for a screening and discussion of the short documentary film, Following the Box, directed by Anirban Mahapatra. The film follows Zbiral and Teller as they travel around India and the United States in their quest to unravel the identity of the mystery photographer whose work inspired the exhibition.
About Following the Box
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.