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

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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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

Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes

Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes

Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes

MoCP

Shari Frilot Reginald Woolery Elizabeth Axtman Tom Palazallo Curated by Romi Crawford Often aspects of identity (race, gender, class, occupation, sexuality, nationality) are the outtakes, or the stuff left ...

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Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Stage Two

Artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya discusses his work in Echoes: Reframing Collage, as well as his broader artistic practice. Sepuya’s work explores the intimacy created during ...

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Photos at Noon: Collage

Photos at Noon: Collage

Photos at Noon: Collage

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for a print viewing of works from the museum’s collection made with the collage technique employed by the artists in the current exhibitions. ...

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Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

MoCP

Join guest curator Greg Foster-Rice and MoCP chief curator and deputy director Karen Irvine for a special tour of The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold ...

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Symposium: Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art

Symposium: Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art

Symposium: Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art

Various Locations

Co-presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Smart Museum of Art FREE, but space is limited. Please register here in advance. October 19–20, 2018 This symposium ...

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