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The Week In Art: March 25-31

By Amy Cavanaugh in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 25, 2012 7:00PM

The Two of Us on a Motorcycle, 1970 Gelatin silver print ©Malick Sidibé/Gwinzegal/diChroma photography
• Today:

>> If you haven’t been to the Museum of Contemporary Photography to see Limits of Photography, today is your last chance. The photographers manipulate the medium and question how a photograph can blur the line between the real and the imagination. The museum is open until 5 p.m.

• Monday:

>> In honor of Greek Independence Day, the National Hellenic Museum is holding a free reception from 6-8 p.m. Check out the current shows and preview In Search of Home, about the process of creating the Museum’s main permanent installation.

• Thursday

>> The DePaul Art Museum opens Studio Malick, which features portraits by Malick Sidibé, who has captured life in Bamako, Mali, for 50 years. Malick’s work explores politics, youth culture, and fashion in the African country. Concurrently, the Museum will be showing 25 Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints by Andy Warhol. There’s a reception tonight from 5-7 p.m.

>> Sidibé’s work is also included in a new group show at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery, tête-à-tête, which is curated by Mickalene Thomas.

• Saturday

>> Eric Holubow: In Decay—Stitching America's Ruins opens today at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Michigan Avenue Galleries. Holubow looks at the interiors of buildings, like the Uptown Theater, which are no longer used.

>> Jindřich Heisler: Surrealism under Pressure opens at the Art Institute today. Heisler, a
Czech poet, photographer, and object-maker, spent World War II creating in hiding and released his work after the war.