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: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

Opening Reception: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

Join the MoCP for an opening reception for the exhibition Stateless: Views of Global Migration. ...

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Symposium

Symposium

This half-day event will feature exhibiting artists, activists, writers, and scholars who are engaged in issues surrounding refugee rights, global migration, and resettlement practices. Examining ...

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Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Artist Shimon Attie will present and discuss a selection of his projects across space and time. The presentation will touch briefly on early works, such ...

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MoCP Teen Summit

MoCP Teen Summit

Chicago teens are invited to reflect, engage, share, and create, in this multidisciplinary creative workshop exploring issues relating to the exhibition Stateless: Views of Global ...

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Photos at Noon: Global Migration

Photos at Noon: Global Migration

Get to know the museum's collection with this public print viewing led by the MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections. Drop in to learn ...

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Lecture in Photography: Lalla Essaydi

Lecture in Photography: Lalla Essaydi

Lalla Essaydi is a Moroccan photographer and painter who now lives and works in the USA. Essaydi appropriates the distorted lens of Orientalism to document ...

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DARKROOM

DARKROOM

DARKROOM | 28 FEBRUARY 2019 VIP RECEPTION | 5:30 – 6:30 PM VENUE SIX10 | 610 S. MICHIGAN AVE. BENEFIT AUCTION + PARTY | 6:30 – 9:00 PM VENUE ...

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Film Screening: A Sharp Light That Shines

Film Screening: A Sharp Light That Shines

A Sharp Light That Shines features a selection of short narrative and experimental documentary films from filmmakers exploring global migration from their varied backgrounds and ...

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Curatorial Tour

Curatorial Tour

Join exhibition curator and MoCP executive director Natasha Egan for a special tour of Stateless: Views of Global Migration. ...

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Past Events

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Join us for a special celebration of photography books. Local photographers of note including Barbara Diener, Jess T. Dugan, Dave Jordano, Laura Letinsky, Cecil McDonald, ...

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Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten

Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten

Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten

Ferguson Hall

Barbara Kasten is known for photographs that transform architecture into formal abstract compositions using lighting, color gels, and mirrors. Originally from Chicago, Kasten is the ...

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