What Remains

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

What Remains

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.

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception: Traversing the Past

Opening Reception: Traversing the Past

Opening Reception: Traversing the Past

MoCP

Please join us for the opening reception of Traversing the Past: Adam Golfer, Diana Matar, Hrvoje Slovenc , a new exhibition at the MoCP that ...

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Lecture in Photography: Diana Matar

Lecture in Photography: Diana Matar

Lecture in Photography: Diana Matar

Stage Two

Using photography, testimony, and archive, Diana Matar explores the controversial question of how beauty can be used in the depiction of power and violence. Speaking ...

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DARKROOM 2018

DARKROOM 2018

DARKROOM 2018

610 S. Michigan Ave.

DARKROOM Thursday, March 1 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., VIP Reception 6:30 – 9 p.m., Benefit Auction and Party Venue Six10 610 S. Michigan Ave. Join the MoCP for our annual benefit ...

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Past Events

Reception: Jess T. Dugan at Center on Halsted

Reception: Jess T. Dugan at Center on Halsted

Reception: Jess T. Dugan at Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted

Join us for a reception with the photographer Jess T. Dugan to celebrate the Museum of Contemporary Photography satellite exhibition at Center on Halsted, featuring ...

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MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

MoCP

Join us at MoCP After Dark, a new evening event series at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Meet the author Shantrelle P. Lewis and celebrate ...

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Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller | Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Corey Keller Curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer Corey Keller, curator of photography at the San Francisco ...

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Satellite Exhibition: Center on Halsted

Satellite Exhibition: Center on Halsted

Satellite Exhibition: Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted

In conjunction with the museum’s fall exhibition Disruptive Perspectives (October 12 – December 22), the Museum of Contemporary Photography is excited to announce a satellite ...

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Dammeyer Fellow Fall Reception

Dammeyer Fellow Fall Reception

Dammeyer Fellow Fall Reception

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for a reception to introduce new 2017-18 Diane Dammeyer Fellow, Anahid Ghorbani. The Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues creates ...

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