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

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb Wednesday, December 2, 6 p.m. CST Presented Virtually on Zoom Register here Since the 1970s, Plumb has explored subjects ranging from her suburban roots ...

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Past Events

Teen Workshop: Remixing the Archive

Teen Workshop: Remixing the Archive

Teen Workshop: Remixing the Archive

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/478472768 How do images shape our understanding of current and historical events? In this live virtual workshop we will explore artworks from two ...

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FIRST LOOK: Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: Fine Print Party

Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m. CDT Register here Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a special online celebration of ...

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Lecture in Photography: Kristine Potter 

Lecture in Photography: Kristine Potter 

Lecture in Photography: Kristine Potter 

Watch video: https://vimeo.com/473452935 Kristine Potter’s work explores masculine archetypes, landscape, and cultural tendencies toward mythologizing the past. She is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and the current ...

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Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part II)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part II)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part II)

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/471431401 Read the transcript: https://www.mocp.org/exhibitions/2020/7/what-does-democracy-look-like_-part-ii-transcript.pdf Part II: Are democracies serving all citizens? In this session, panelists will discuss if elections are fair representations of ...

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Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part I)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part I)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part I)

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/469006573 Part I: What are people looking for in a democracy? In this session, panelists will discuss the right to vote, the right ...

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