Conceived of 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 works on view recognize 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.
Featuring work by Alison Ruttan, Deborah Stratman, and Orkideh Torabi, with a program by Rebecca Keller.