Weinberg/Newton Gallery is pleased to host the School of The Art Institute of Chicago’s MA in Visual and Critical Studies program in the group exhibition helps it to feel, compels it to make. The works presented call upon a contrast set by Bertolt Brecht between dramatic and epic theater as a means to celebrate and contemplate personal and collective histories, ideas and identities. If the “dramatic” is that which engages us creatively and emotionally, it is an immersive experience that helps us to feel our place in the world. The “epic,” on the other hand, applies reason and visionary scholarship; it connects our present to the richness of history, compelling us to make worlds anew.
A series of weekly Saturday programming will accompany this month long exhibition.
Eduardo Chaidez, Michael Donatuti, Amanda Ellison, Evan Graham, Siamack Hajimohammad, Juan Carlos Herrera, Lindsay Hutchens, Stephanie Koch, Tiara Nord, Joshi Radin, John Steven, Zach Vanes and Celia Wickham