Cecil McDonald Jr. | Shift: Music, Meaning, Context

Opening: Friday, Apr 14, 2023 5:30 – 6 pm
Friday, Apr 14, 2023

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Artist Talk | 5:30–6:00pm 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 14, 2023, 5-7 p.m.

Cecil McDonald Jr. Join us for an opening reception in honor of Shift: Music, Meaning, Context. This exhibition explores how music changes in form and interpretation as it moves across time, bodies, and place. Exhibiting artists include Bani Abidi, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Tony Cokes, Jeremy Deller, Hassan Hajjaj, Sven Johne, Andre Lützen, Cecil McDonald Jr., Emeka Ogboh, and Taryn Simon. Shift is produced in collaboration between Goethe-Institut Chicago and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, held on-site at the museum.  

Exhibiting artist Cecil McDonald will be on-site for an in-person discussion of his work in the exhibition. McDonald Jr. (b. 1965 Chicago) has received honors from the Midwest Voices & Visions Award, the 3Arts Teaching Artist Award, Aperture First PhotoBook 2017 shortlist, and the Lucerne, Switzerland Residency awarded by The Swiss Benevolent Society. 

Image: Why Scales Matter (2008), from the series In the Company of Black (2007-2016), by artist Cecil McDonald, Jr.