Beyond Black Panther: Celebrating Sci-Fi in Books and Comic Books

Photo: Alun Be, PotentialityPhoto: Alun Be, Potentiality
In partnership with Manifest, this interactive exhibit celebrates the role of science fiction in comic books, literature, and other media.

“Afrofuturism is me, us, is black people seeing ourselves in the future being as magical as we want to be. There are limitless possibilities. We get to paint a different world.”

Janelle Monae on Afrofuturism

As part of Manifest and the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s public programming for In Their Own Form, this interactive exhibit celebrates the role of science fiction in comic books, literature, and other media. With this exhibit, the MoCP aims to take audiences beyond Black Pantherand into the roots of the Afrofuturist movement. 

Hosted at the MoCP, attendees can view the photographs featured in In Their Own Form, explore curated books and comic books, and listen to Afrofuturist beats and music. Audiences are invited to consider the wider connections between the Afrofuturist movement and various forms of media, such as photography, literature, illustration, and more.

Beyond Black Panther: Celebrating Sci-Fi in Books and Comic Books
Friday, May 11
1-5 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Ave.