Join us for a film screening of Following the Box, a short documentary on the making of the exhibition. Curators Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral will lead a Q&A following the screening. RSVP recommended.
An estate-sale find of a shoebox filled with old photographs and negatives made in India in 1945 leads a Chicago couple half-way around the world. As they “follow the box” to try and unravel the mystery behind who took these compelling photos and for what purpose, they gather together contemporary Indian artists who each draw inspiration from these images and create new artworks in response. The resulting exhibit and film is a cross-cultural exploration of the power of art to reveal our different cultures and ourselves over time and space.