Bearing Witness: Art as Social Action
"Bearing Witness: Art as Social Action" is an exhibition of artwork made in response to witness - artwork that expresses social issues that may be inspired by personal, interpersonal or societal events. Beyond containing the experiences and providing a vehicle for investigation, these pieces shine light on events, making them available to others. Juried by Barbara Fish, PhD., ATR-BC, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Psychiatry, and teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Graduate Art Therapy Program.
- Saturday, May 30, from 2-4pm, free* "Harms Touch and the Burden of Care," Juror Barbara Fish talks about her research and the exhibition, and will lead a discussion on issues related to response art and social action.
- Saturday, June 13, from 2-4pm, free* "Perspectives on Art as Social Action: Artist Panel," artists from the exhibition, art therapists, and social activists discuss their work, process, and approach to art and activism.
- Friday, June 19th, @ 7pm, free* "Degenerate Art" (60 min), film screening and discussion.