Jan 24–Aug 21, 2020
In partnership with WBEZ Chicago
Return to the Everywhere looks to various modes of communication, storytelling, and listening in an attempt to grasp the implications of this so-called post-truth era in which we now find ourselves. Both of the moment and half-forgotten impressions of such notions as fact vs fiction, objectivity, bias, and belief ricochet off each other as this collection of works creates space to consider the implications of truth's tenuity for interpersonal connection at large.
Return to the Everywhere, installation views at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 2020; photography by Evan Jenkins
Sadie Woods, It Was A Rebellion, 2018–20, courtesy of the artist
These artworks insist upon the power of the listener to affect the narrative by inviting us to actively engage with them. We must decide if and exactly how we want to participate when we are encouraged to turn the knob of a radio, rearrange a meandering sequence of papers, or take a stroll with a mysterious talking box. It is our physical presence and movement through the space that activates each piece. In turn, these works create the conditions for empathy, opening us up to understanding and compassion.
— Kasia Houlihan
Jan 24–Apr 4, 2020
Jan 24, 2020, 5–8PM
Subsequent programs were suspended in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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