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

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Joanne Leonard

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Joanne Leonard

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Joanne Leonard April 23, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Kristin Taylor, every ...

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Birth On The Border Screening

Birth On The Border Screening

Birth On The Border A film by Ellie Lobovits 2018, 28 minutes, Color, DVD, English/Spanish This intimate and personal documentary follows two women from Ciudad Juárez as they ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Barbara Crane

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Barbara Crane

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Barbara Crane April 30, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Kristin Taylor, every ...

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The Motherhood Archives Screening

The Motherhood Archives Screening

The Motherhood Archives A film by Irene Lusztig 2013, 91 minutes, Color/BW, DVD, English/French, English subtitles Archival montage, science fiction and an homage to 1970s feminist filmmaking are ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Peter Cochrane

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Peter Cochrane

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Peter Cochrane May 7, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Kristin Taylor, every ...

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Behind the Lens: Tabitha Soren

Behind the Lens: Tabitha Soren

Behind the Lens: Tabitha Soren Friday, May 14, 12 p.m.CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP and photographer Tabitha Soren for a discussion on her practice ...

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Past Events

Healthcaring Screening

Healthcaring Screening

Healthcaring Screening

Healthcaring A film by Denise Bostrom and Jane Warrenbrand 1976, 32 minutes, 16mm/DVD A classic chronicle of women's relationship to gynecology and healthcare, produced by Women Make Movies. ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Stephen Foster

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Stephen Foster

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Stephen Foster

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Stephen Foster April 2, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP for a casual drop-in session where we will ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm March 26, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP for a casual drop-in session where we will ...

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Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz Wednesday, March 24, noon CST live, rebroadcast at 6 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register for live session here / Register for ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans March 19, 12 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP for a casual drop-in session where we will ...

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