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Much Unseen is Also Here: An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander
June 3–August 29, 2021
In presenting Much Unseen is Also Here as part of Toward Common Cause, the MoCP brings together the works of two major artists who both consider the theater of the landscape, monumentality, cultural history, and representation. Probing monuments and identity, An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander explore history’s embeddedness in our present. Lê’s Silent General (2015–ongoing) presents large-scale views of places and people in the contemporary American landscape, while Sikander’s uses sculpture, drawings, and animation to examine representations of intersectional femininity that is prompted by questions of who monuments historically depict.
Much Unseen is Also Here has been generously supported through the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The Museum of Contemporary Photography is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography. As an international hub, it generates ideas and provokes dialogue among students, artists, and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming. Founded in 1976 by Columbia College Chicago as the successor to the Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, MoCP began collecting in the early 1980s and has since grown its collection to include over 16,000 objects by over 1,500 artists.