Archive State

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Archive State

The artists featured in Archive State use found photographs and digital imagery to investigate significant political and economic transitions specific to particular places -- the epicenter of the twentieth century auto industry in decline, China's burgeoning capital city, young American soldiers in a war zone, an oppressive East German state, and the activities of apolitical Arab youth on the eve of the Arab Spring.  Playing with histories, both public and private, Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese, Simon Menner, David Oresick, Thomas Sauvin, and Akram Zaatari complicate issues of authorship and intent.

 

Upcoming Events

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Museum of Contemporary Photography

UMBRA is an exhibition consisting of photography and multimedia works by acclaimed fashion photographer Viviane Sassen (Dutch, b. 1972). The work in UMBRA, which means ...

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Poetry Reading: Maria Barnas with opening by Danielle Rosen

Poetry Reading: Maria Barnas with opening by Danielle Rosen

Poetry Reading: Maria Barnas with opening by Danielle Rosen

MoCP

Maria Barnas is a Dutch writer, poet and artist whose work centers on the myriad ways description can shape reality. Barnas wrote a series of ...

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Lecture in Photography: Malcolm Daniel

Lecture in Photography: Malcolm Daniel

Lecture in Photography: Malcolm Daniel

600 S. Michigan Ave.

Malcom Daniel, Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston All lectures are free and open to the general public. Lectures in Photography is presented by the ...

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Lecture in Photography: Charlotte Cotton

Lecture in Photography: Charlotte Cotton

Lecture in Photography: Charlotte Cotton

600 S. Michigan Ave.

Charlotte Cotton, Independent Curator All lectures are free and open to the general public. Lectures in Photography is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the ...

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Past Events

The Shadow

The Shadow

The Shadow

MoCP

Join us for the opening reception of Viviane Sassen: UMBRA. At 6 p.m., experts from a variety of disciplines will discuss ways in which the ...

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Opening Reception - Viviane Sasssen: UMBRA

Opening Reception - Viviane Sasssen: UMBRA

Opening Reception - Viviane Sasssen: UMBRA

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for an opening reception for Viviane Sassen: UMBRA. Image credit: Viviane Sassen, Black hole #01, 2014 ...

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Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Museum of Contemporary Photography

UMBRA is an exhibition consisting of photography and multimedia works by acclaimed fashion photographer Viviane Sassen (Dutch, b. 1972). The work in UMBRA, which means ...

Read more