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

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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Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow

Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow

Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow

600 S. Michigan Ave.

Bring your lunch and join us for a dynamic discussion on the topic of socially engaged art and the power of engagement and healing for ...

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Lecture in Photography: Jennifer Blessing

Lecture in Photography: Jennifer Blessing

Lecture in Photography: Jennifer Blessing

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Jennifer Blessing is senior curator of photography at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Throughout her career, she has curated many photography-based exhibitions, ...

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In Their Own Form: Opening Reception

In Their Own Form: Opening Reception

In Their Own Form: Opening Reception

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join the MoCP for the opening reception for In Their Own Form from 5-7 p.m. at the museum. In Their Own Form seeks to illuminate the ...

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Past Events

Print Viewing

Print Viewing

Print Viewing

Museum of Contemporary Photography

MoCP curatorial assistant Shawn Rowe will lead a guided viewing of works from the museum’s permanent collection that explore themes of war, identity, and displacement. ...

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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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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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