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.
Go Down Moses curator Teju Cole will give a public lecture about his various photographic practices. Drawing on his experiences as a photographer, critic, teacher, ...Read more
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer, writer, and editor of The Great Leap Sideways. He has a BA in philosophy and French from Oxford University (UK) ...Read more
Join fellow Columbia College Chicago Honors students at the Day of the Dead social. Get together for art, food, and the honors community. Register here: honorsmocp.eventbrite.com ...Read more
Join the MoCP Museum Council, artists, and friends of the museum for an after-hours party at MoCP After Dark. Against the backdrop of Third Realm, ...Read more
Get to know the museum’s collection with this ongoing series of public print viewings. Drop in to learn about some of the museum’s best works ...Read more
Chicago teens are invited to engage in creative interactive workshops and reflect on themes of the exhibition Third Realm. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-night-tickets-71410122599 ...Read more