Much Unseen is Also Here: An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander

Thursday, Jun 3 – Aug 29, 2021

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Part of Towards Common Cause

Much Unseen is Also Here brings together the works of two major artists who both consider the theater of the landscape, monumentality, cultural history, and representation. Probing monuments and identity, An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander explore history’s embeddedness in our present. Lê’s Silent General (2015–ongoing) presents large-scale views of places and people in the contemporary American landscape, while Sikander uses sculpture, drawings, and animation to examine representations of intersectional femininity that is prompted by questions of who monuments historically depict.

Much Unseen is Also Here has been generously supported through the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Image: Left: An-My Lê, Fragment VI: General Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard Monuments, Homeland Security Storage, New Orleans, Louisiana, from Silent General, 2017 Pigment print. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Right: Shahzia Sikander, Promiscuous Intimacies, 2020, Patinated bronze, edition of 5 with 2 APs. © Shahzia Sikander. Photo: Jason Wyche, New York. Courtesy: the artist and Sean Kelly, New York.