Survival Techniques Opens with Video Screening and Curator-Led Tour

Featuring fifteen artists from around the world, the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s newest exhibition, Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance examines social conflict, political corruption and the common ways humans learn to survive.

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 for a film screening pairing two documentary films addressing the ways humans interpret and cope with government oppression.

Daria Menozzi’s Before Ai Weiwei is based on an interview with the artist Ai Weiwei in 1995 and exposes his early political beliefs at a time when he is both estranged from the country where he lives and also 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 government-sponsored massacres between 1975-79. The screening will take place at the Hokin Lecture Hall, located at 623 S. Michigan Ave.


Curator Talk and Opening Reception
Thursday, April 12, 4 pm

Welcome Survival Techniques guest curator, Davide Quadrio, and contributing artists, Julika Rudelius and Li Mu, as they walk visitors through the exhibition at 4 p.m. The opening reception, which will be held at the MoCP, will immediately follow.