Absurdity: In Dada We Trust

Opening: Friday, Jun 23, 2023 5:30 – 8 pm
Friday, Jun 23 – Aug 5, 2023 12 – 2 pm

1957 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Collaboration with CWCA and Stola Contemporary Art. Curator: Caren Rudman, featured artist and juror: Sally Edelstein (image credit)

Theme: Dadaism was a movement with explicitly political overtones – a reaction to the senselessness of WWI. It essentially declared war against war, countering the absurdity of the establishment’s descent into chaos with its own kind of nonsense. Our version of Dadaism reignites the reaction to the political divisiveness, increased violence, and tensions within communities seen today through a similar lens of propaganda. Chicago is the perfect place to react and act.

The collaboration continues up until Spring of 2024 (and maybe even beyond) when we hope to present our project! The goal is to forge connections, to break divisions in our city, in our country, and in our world, that are not a one-time thing but last into the future! Participating Galleries: The Art Center Highland Park, Stola Contemporary Art, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art, Woman Made, Evanston Art Center, Industry of the Ordinary, Alma Art and Interiors, Beverly Arts Center.