Facing History + Weinberg Newton Gallery: Weight of a World

7.13.18
Weight of a World
Illinois

Image: Orkideh Torabi, Where Are All the Houries, fabric dye on stretched cotton, 2018

Facing History + Weinberg Newton Gallery: Weight of a World

Conceived as a tool, Weight of a World presents artworks that elicit lessons to be learned – and to be taught – from global conflict, local lore, and cultural identity. Presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, Weight of a World comprises sculptures, paintings, film, and supplementary programming that pivot upon two vast, inextricable categories: history and identity. The pieces on view attempt to conceptualize the roles of individuals within the long arc of history: how we are formed by our contexts, and how we may impact what comes next.

During Weight of a World, artist and teacher Rebecca Keller will lead a group of creative thinkers in a generative project that adds to her ongoing endeavor Excavating History and will yield responsive work to be presented at a closing event on September 14.

Artists: Alison Ruttan, Deborah Stratman, and Orkideh Torabi, with a contribution by Rebecca Keller.

Exhibition Dates: July 13th through September 15th.

 

Weinberg Gallery
300 W Superior Street
Suite 203
Chicago
7.13.18
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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