Talk: Reimagining Monuments


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About this event

On the opening weekend of The Long Dream, join

exhibition artists Tonika Lewis Johnson, Max Guy, and Chris Pappan (Kanza/Osage, Lakota) for a discussion moderated by cultural activist and Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum, Dr. Lisa Yun Lee.

This discussion reckons with the ongoing efforts to topple colonial monuments—and to upend the social structures that undergird them. Artists will speak about their respective works featured in The Long Dream and illuminate connections amongst colonial monuments and cultural practices, conceptions of both territory and public space, and institutional critiques in Chicago and beyond.

MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines. This presentation is organized by Iris Colburn, Curatorial Assistant, and Cameron McEwen, Coordinator, with The Long Dream Public Programs team.


This program has been made possible by the generous

contributors to the Allen M. Turner Tribute Fund, honoring his past

leadership as Chairman of the MCA Board of Trustees.

Tonika Lewis Johnson.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Chris Pappan.

Photo: Tran Tran.

Max Guy, 2020.

Photo: Shir Ende.