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: Photographing the Domestic

Photos at Zoom: Photographing the Domestic

Photos at Zoom: Photographing the Domestic Link: https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Meeting ID: 448 939 547 For this week, we will discuss works artists have made inside their homes and ...

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Photos at Zoom: Landscape and Place

Photos at Zoom: Landscape and Place

Photos at Zoom: Landscape and Place Meeting ID: 448 939 547 https://colum.zoom.us/j/448939547 Now bring your camera outside! This print viewing addresses various approaches to the genre of landscape ...

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Past Events

Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Public Tour and Gallery Talk with Leo Selvaggio

Join exhibiting artist Leo Selvaggio for an exhibition tour and gallery talk. If you need special accomodations for this event, please contact audiencedev@colum.edu ...

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Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

Teen Night with Leo Selvaggio

MoCP

Chicago teens are invited to join exhibiting artist Leo Selvaggio for a special artmaking workshop. Space is limited. Reserve your spot at teennight2020.eventbrite.com ...

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CANCELLED - Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

CANCELLED - Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

CANCELLED - Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

MoCP

Please note that this live recording has been cancelled. In conjunction with the annual College Art Association conference, this live recording of the MoCP podcast ...

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Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Ferguson Auditorium

Watch recording here: https://vimeo.com/398133212 Exhibiting artist Stephanie Dinkins is known for creating platforms for dialogue about artificial intelligence (AI) as it intersects race, gender, aging, and ...

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Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Film Row Cinema

Watch here: https://vimeo.com/390613755 Join internationally-renowned artist Xu Bing for a very special screening of his feature film Dragonfly Eyes (2017). Composed from more than 10,000 hours ...

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