Storytelling Series with Art Design Chicago: Karen Irvine & Ayanah Moor
Curator Karen Irvine talks with artist Ayanah Moor about the legacy of Chicago-based artist Ralph Arnold who made photocollages that appropriated and commented upon mass media portrayals of gender, sexuality, race, and politics in the 1960s and 70s. A companion exhibition to The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Echoes: Reframing Collage examines the parallels between Arnold and 21st-century artists working with similar media. “Echoes” includes works by Ayanah Moor which were created in direct response to Arnold. Both exhibitions are on view through December 21 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago as part of Art Design Chicago.
This complimentary event will take place in the Drawing Room Library at 11:00AM with seating first come, first served.
Karen Irvine is Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. She has organized over 50 exhibitions of contemporary photography, at the MoCP and other venues in Chicago and beyond. She is the curator of “Echoes: Reframing Collage.”
Ayanah Moor works across various media to create paintings, prints, drawings and performance within a visual field where notions of blackness and gender identity take shape. Individual, collaborative and participatory actions form her creative practice. She is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Printmedia at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Image credit: Ayanah Moor, “Seventy-Three”, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.