What Remains registers the profound connection between human identity and place through artworks made by artists who are physically dislocated from their home or community. In the exhibition, artists suture together environments that exist across expanses of space or time as they navigate the psychological impact of loss, nostalgia, or longing for a native place. Interlacing novelistic and autobiographical modes of storytelling, each artist expresses the feeling of being distant from some known source of comfort, which persistently exists in one’s consciousness, but cannot be fully reached, only recollected or imagined. Set against volatile political, economic, and natural forces of the late 20th and early 21st century, the exhibition explores feelings of displacement and loss that resonate with circumstances that have been found in contemporary life. At the same time, the exhibition asks questions pondered by individuals throughout human history: Who am I? What has shaped my life? Where do I belong? What Remains is curated by MoCP’s Assistant Curator Allison Grant.
Get to know the museum's collection with a series of public print viewings. The MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections will lead a mini-course ...Read more
Chicago teens are invited to engage in creative interactive workshops and reflect on themes of the exhibitions. This event is organized in partnership with CPS ...Read more
Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a public release of four new prints that will be added ...Read more
Get to know the museum's collection with a series of public print viewings. The MoCP's exectuive director will lead a mini-course on select themes and ...Read more
Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor
Join the MoCP for a panel discussion exploring the segregated history of Chicago neighborhoods, in conjunction with the current exhibition Chicago Stories: Recent works by ...Read more