You and Me

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

You and Me

The MoCP, in partnership with the Goethe Institutes of Chicago and Sarajevo, has commissioned German artist team Oliver Sieber and Katja Stuke to produce a new body of work titled You and Me. When the artists first visited Chicago in 2013 to work on a different project, Sieber and Stuke found that the city called forward memories of the Sieber family’s former housekeeper, Indira, a Bosnian-born immigrant who lived in Düsseldorf from 1992 to 1999 before moving to Chicago and subsequently falling out of touch. Sieber and Stuke left Chicago with a new interest in investigating Indira’s background and story. She immigrated to Germany from Bosnia during the Bosnian War and was unable to return to her homeland. Indira eventually moved to Chicago because she was facing deportation and began a new life in the United States. Sieber and Stuke were able to locate Indira on Facebook and they are now tracing her history as it intersects with issues of diaspora, home, social status, and the formation of identity, political protest, and family. Photographs taken in Germany, Bosnia and the United States will comprise the final project, along with family photographs and ephemera from Sieber’s and Stuke's personal archive.You and Me is organized by MoCP’s Assistant Curator Allison Grant. 

Upcoming Events

Photos at Noon: Race and Representation

Photos at Noon: Race and Representation

Photos at Noon: Race and Representation

MoCP Print Study Room

Get to know the museum's collection this summer with a series of public print viewings. Drop in to learn about some of the museum’s ...

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Urban Nature Walk

Urban Nature Walk

Urban Nature Walk

Meet at Lurie Garden, Millenium Park

Join artist Lucas Foglia and author Gavin Van Horn (Center for Humans and Nature) for a guided urban nature walk. Starting at the Lurie Garden, ...

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Celebrating South Side Stories

Celebrating South Side Stories

Celebrating South Side Stories

DuSable Museum of African American History

Join this celebration of the historic and ongoing role that art and design played in growing communities and strengthening neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side. Participants ...

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“Say It With Pictures” Then and Now: Chicago’s African American Photographers

“Say It With Pictures” Then and Now: Chicago’s African American Photographers

“Say It With Pictures” Then and Now: Chicago’s African American Photographers

Ferguson Hall

The Museum of Contemporary Photography will host art historian Amy Mooney in conversation with the esteemed photography scholar Deborah Willis in an unprecedented reveal of ...

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Past Events

Lecture in Photography: Lesley A. Martin

Lecture in Photography: Lesley A. Martin

Lecture in Photography: Lesley A. Martin

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Lesley A. Martin is creative director and publisher of The PhotoBook Review at Aperture. Her writing on photography has been published in Aperture, American Photo, ...

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Post Now and Post New: Afrofuturist Themes in Contemporary Art Practice

Post Now and Post New: Afrofuturist Themes in Contemporary Art Practice

Post Now and Post New: Afrofuturist Themes in Contemporary Art Practice

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Jennifer Scott will lead a discussion with D.Denenge Duyst-Akpem and Ingrid LaFleur on Afrofuturist themes in contemporary art and how they inform artistic practice in ...

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Special Teen Workshop: Afrofuturist Art + Writing

Special Teen Workshop: Afrofuturist Art + Writing

Special Teen Workshop: Afrofuturist Art + Writing

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Partnering with 826CHI, this interdisciplinary workshop aimed at teens and college students will ask participants to use creative writing strategies to engage with the works ...

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Video Playlist: Ten Toes Down

Video Playlist: Ten Toes Down

Video Playlist: Ten Toes Down

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Guest-curated by filmmaker Cameron Granger, Video Playlist is a recurring series of one-night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions. Granger, whose work ...

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