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: Deborah Luster

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Deborah Luster

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Deborah Luster Friday, November, 5, 12 p.m. CT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections on select ...

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Lecture in Photography: Nancy Floyd

Lecture in Photography: Nancy Floyd

Lecture in Photography: Nancy Floyd Wednesday, November 10, 6 p.m. CT Ferguson Hall, 600 S Michigan Ave Event will be livestreamed here Register for the in-person event here ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Martha Rosler

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Martha Rosler

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Martha Rosler Friday, December 3, 12 p.m. CT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections for a ...

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Behind the Lens: Jeffrey Wolin

Behind the Lens: Jeffrey Wolin

Behind the Lens: Jeffrey Wolin Friday, December 17, 12 p.m. CT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP and photographer Jeffrey A. Wolin for a discussion on ...

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Photos at Noon: American Epidemic themes in the MoCP collection

Photos at Noon: American Epidemic themes in the MoCP collection

Photos at Noon: American Epidemic themes in the MoCP collection Friday, January 21, 12 p.m. CT MoCP Print Study Room Register here Get to know the museum's collection with ...

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Past Events

Lecture in Photography: Andres Gonzalez

Lecture in Photography: Andres Gonzalez

Lecture in Photography: Andres Gonzalez

Lecture in Photography: Andres Gonzalez Wednesday, October 20, 6 p.m. CT Ferguson Hall, 600 S Michigan Ave Event will be livestreamed here Register for the in-person event here Andres ...

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Lecture in Photography: Carolyn Drake

Lecture in Photography: Carolyn Drake

Lecture in Photography: Carolyn Drake

Ferguson Hall, 600 S Michigan Ave

Lecture in Photography: Carolyn Drake Wednesday, October 13, 6 p.m. CT Ferguson Hall, 600 S Michigan Ave Event will be livestreamed here Register for the in-person event here Carolyn ...

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#HereToo-COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO and AMERICAN ORIGAMI

#HereToo-COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO and AMERICAN ORIGAMI

#HereToo-COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO and AMERICAN ORIGAMI

Join the MoCP, Columbia College Chicago’s Theater Department, and #HereToo for an evening of two distinct, devised plays examining America’s gun violence epidemic through different ...

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Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Metzl

Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Metzl

Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Metzl

MoCP

Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Metzl Monday, October 4, 6 p.m. CT Register for the in-person event here This program will be livestreamed. Please register for the livestream here. Join ...

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Photos at Noon: Photography as Social Practice

Photos at Noon: Photography as Social Practice

Photos at Noon: Photography as Social Practice

Photos at Noon: Photography as Social Practice Friday, October 1, 12 p.m. CT MoCP Print Study Room Register here Get to know the museum's collection with a series of ...

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