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

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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Big Read Kick-Off Event: Views of Global Migration: Haiti

Big Read Kick-Off Event: Views of Global Migration: Haiti

Mario LaMothe (UIC Assistant Professor) uses oral history and journalistic accounts to narrate Haitian immigrants' physical transformation during their captivity in American detention facilities. ...

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Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star and Chicago Stories: Recent Works by Carlos Javier Ortiz and David Schalliol. ...

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Conversation: Dawoud Bey and Gaëlle Morel

Conversation: Dawoud Bey and Gaëlle Morel

Dawoud Bey will engage in a conversation with Gaëlle Morel, Exhibitions Curator at the Ryerson Image Centre, about the links between his Birmingham projects and ...

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Chicago Stories: Unpacking Segregation in Chicago, Then and Now

Chicago Stories: Unpacking Segregation in Chicago, Then and Now

Join the MoCP for a panel discussion exploring the segregated history of Chicago neighborhoods, in conjunction with the current exhibition Chicago Stories: Recent works by ...

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Lecture in Photography: Rebecca Senf

Lecture in Photography: Rebecca Senf

Rebecca Senf is the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment between the Center ...

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Tonika Johnson: Folded Map

Tonika Johnson: Folded Map

In conjunction with Columbia College Chicago’s Manifest Urban Arts Festival, the MoCP will host Columbia alum Tonika Johnson for a one-day presentation of Folded Map, ...

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Past Events

Photos at Noon: Global Migration

Photos at Noon: Global Migration

Photos at Noon: Global Migration

MoCP

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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MoCP Teen Summit

MoCP Teen Summit

MoCP Teen Summit

MoCP

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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Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Ferguson Hall

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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Symposium

Symposium

Symposium

Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave

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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Opening Reception: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

Opening Reception: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

Opening Reception: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

MoCP

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

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