What Remains

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

What Remains

What Remains registers the profound connection between human identity and place through artworks made by artists who are physically dislocated from their home or community. In the exhibition, artists suture together environments that exist across expanses of space or time as they navigate the psychological impact of loss, nostalgia, or longing for a native place. Interlacing novelistic and autobiographical modes of storytelling, each artist expresses the feeling of being distant from some known source of comfort, which persistently exists in one’s consciousness, but cannot be fully reached, only recollected or imagined. Set against volatile political, economic, and natural forces of the late 20th and early 21st century, the exhibition explores feelings of displacement and loss that resonate with circumstances that have been found in contemporary life. At the same time, the exhibition asks questions pondered by individuals throughout human history: Who am I? What has shaped my life? Where do I belong? What Remains is curated by MoCP’s Assistant Curator Allison Grant.

Upcoming Events

Edra Soto Virtual Gallery Talk

Edra Soto Virtual Gallery Talk

Join exhibiting artist Edra Soto on Instagram Live for a special virtual gallery talk! Follw us on Instagram @mocpchi to watch the livestream. Born in Puerto ...

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Past Events

MoCP Behind the Lens: Vera Lutter

MoCP Behind the Lens: Vera Lutter

MoCP Behind the Lens: Vera Lutter

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/421711185 Join the MoCP and photographer Vera Lutter for a virtual sneak peek into her studio! Drawing inspiration from the urban landscape, ...

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Cyanotype Workshop

Cyanotype Workshop

Cyanotype Workshop

Cyanotype Workshop With Sheridyn Villareal Watch video here: https://vimeo.com/421594670 Join MoCP intern Sheridyn Villareal for a live demonstration of the cyanotype printmaking process, where she will demonstrate how ...

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Photos at Zoom: Into the Vault with MoCP Director Natasha Egan

Photos at Zoom: Into the Vault with MoCP Director Natasha Egan

Photos at Zoom: Into the Vault with MoCP Director Natasha Egan

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/421610523 Ever wonder where the MoCP stores its collection of 16,000 photographs? This week for Photos at Zoom, join MoCP executive director Natasha ...

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Lecture in Photography: Sarah Meister

Lecture in Photography: Sarah Meister

Lecture in Photography: Sarah Meister

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/418591192 Read transcript: https://www.mocp.org/education/resources/sarah-meister-transcript.pdf Sarah Meister is a curator in the Robert B. Menschel Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art. Meister ...

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Photos at Zoom: Recent Acquisitions

Photos at Zoom: Recent Acquisitions

Photos at Zoom: Recent Acquisitions

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/418456764 Photos at Zoom: Recent Acquisitions With Collections Assistant Madeline Heuer Are you interested in learning more about historical and contemporary works the MoCP ...

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