Photographs from Rachel Papo’s series “Serial No. 3817131” will be on view in the exhibition “re:collection” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago from July 13 – October 1, 2017. There will be an opening reception at the museum on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 5:00-7:00pm.
re:collection is a celebration of the MoCP’s vast archive of photographs, and an exploration of how we perceive images. A stream of images runs through the galleries, spanning the history of photography and offering a diverse array of approaches. Each photograph speaks to its neighboring photograph in terms of content, form or another, more subtle, connecting factor waiting to be discovered. At certain junctures, tributaries are formed that group related ideas and address some of the most pressing social issues of our time. Each line of images starts with a camera-less construction, a nod to the beginnings of the medium when images were made without the camera apparatus as we know it today, and a gesture meant to underscore the unreliability of photographic representation.
Blog post by:
Raechel McCarthy, Associate Director