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.

 

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Phantoms in the Dirt

Phantoms in the Dirt

Phantoms in the Dirt

Museum of Contemporary Photography

The sixteen artists in this exhibition present an array of physical remnants and enigmatic traces, ranging from cryptic objects to the marks of human activity ...

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Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night

Library

This exhibition presents the arresting South Side Series created in the mid-1970s by American photographer Michael L. Abramson (1948-2011). A diverse selection of original ...

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Artist Discussion with Anya Gallaccio, Jay Heikes and Adam Schreiber

Artist Discussion with Anya Gallaccio, Jay Heikes and Adam Schreiber

Artist Discussion with Anya Gallaccio, Jay Heikes and Adam Schreiber

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Moderated by Karsten Lund Each of the artists will discuss his or her work and their investigations of the material world through photography or sculpture. ...

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Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night - Exhibition Reception

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night - Exhibition Reception

Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night - Exhibition Reception

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for a reception in honor of the Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night exhibition. ...

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Phantoms in the Dirt: Curator's Tour

Phantoms in the Dirt: Curator's Tour

Phantoms in the Dirt: Curator's Tour

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Guest curator Karsten Lund will lead a tour of the Phantoms in the Dirt exhibition. Presented in conjunction with Filter Photo Festival. Photo © ...

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Lectures in Photography: Carrie Mae Weems

Lectures in Photography: Carrie Mae Weems

Lectures in Photography: Carrie Mae Weems

Stage Two

Carrie Mae Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international museums including the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern ...

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Video Playlist Programmed by Karthik Pandian

Video Playlist Programmed by Karthik Pandian

Video Playlist Programmed by Karthik Pandian

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Video Playlist is a recurring series of one-night public video screenings guest programmed by artists whose work engages with topics connected to MoCP exhibitions. Karthik ...

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Lectures in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Lectures in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Lectures in Photography: Michael Schmelling

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Presented in conjunction with the Columbia College Photography Department. Photo credit: Michael Schmelling, Untitled (dancer_1), 2013 ...

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Lectures in Photography: Rachel Sussman

Lectures in Photography: Rachel Sussman

Lectures in Photography: Rachel Sussman

Stage Two

Presented in conjunction with the Columbia College Chicago Photography Department. Photo: Laura Holder ...

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Past Events

Exhibition Opening Reception: Phantoms in the Dirt

Exhibition Opening Reception: Phantoms in the Dirt

Exhibition Opening Reception: Phantoms in the Dirt

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Please join us for an opening reception for the Phantoms in the Dirt exhibition. Several of the exhibiting artists will be present to informally ...

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Phantoms in the Dirt

Phantoms in the Dirt

Phantoms in the Dirt

Museum of Contemporary Photography

The sixteen artists in this exhibition present an array of physical remnants and enigmatic traces, ranging from cryptic objects to the marks of human activity ...

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Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood

Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood

Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood aims to challenge long-held stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by addressing issues such as gender roles, domesticity, the ...

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