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

Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird

Join the Chicago-based, four-time Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird for a special performance at the MoCP. Experience a musical journey through the museum, as the ensemble ...

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Lecture in Photography: Teju Cole - Writing and Thinking Photography

Lecture in Photography: Teju Cole - Writing and Thinking Photography

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, ...

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Opening Reception

Opening Reception

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Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Join guest curator Davide Quadrio for a special tour of Third Realm. Exhibiting artist Jompet Kuswidananto will be present to discuss his work. ...

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Photos at Noon: Contemporary Photography in China and Beyond

Photos at Noon: Contemporary Photography in China and Beyond

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Past Events

Photos at Noon: Viewer's Choice

Photos at Noon: Viewer's Choice

Photos at Noon: Viewer's Choice

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Get to know the museum’s collection with a series of public print viewings led by MoCP’s curator of academic programs and collections. Drop in to ...

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Photos at Noon: Recent Acquisitions

Photos at Noon: Recent Acquisitions

Photos at Noon: Recent Acquisitions

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Get to know the museum’s collection with a series of public print viewings led by MoCP’s curator of academic programs and collections. Drop in to ...

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Teen Night

Teen Night

Teen Night

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Chicago teens are invited to participate in teen-led workshops and more! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mocp-teen-night-tickets-64384604084 ...

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Opening Reception: Go Down Moses

Opening Reception: Go Down Moses

Opening Reception: Go Down Moses

Join the Museum of Contemporary Photography for the opening reception of Go Down Moses. ...

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