Truth as a Contested Concept

Opening: Friday, Nov 1, 2019 6 – 8 pm
Friday, Nov 1 – 23, 2019

2150 S Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608

Enter thru North Parking Lot Entrance on 21st Street

We used to think of “truth” as being absolute. That our choices were binary. But today “truth” is a contested concept. [how so?] One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time?  Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case then can anyone really know “the truth”? The juror is interested in creating a dialog around what we consider truth to be. Do we feel that truth is important? Does the constant wearing away of our belief in truth jeopardize our well being?


Juror: Indira Freitas Johnson
Award winning artist and educator, Indira Freitas Johnson’s passion to make art part of everyday life and to involve local communities in the art process is evident in all her work.  Influenced by an artist father and a mother who was a social activist, Johnson believes strongly that art and activism are a powerful combination for social change.

Born in Mumbai, India, Johnson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Bombay and the Sir JJ Institute of Art and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the prestigious Illinois Governors Award for the Arts and Chicago Magazine named her the 2013 Chicagoan of the Year.

Johnson’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Transit Authority, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI. 

Ten Thousand Ripples, Johnson’s Chicago area Public Art, Peace and Civic Engagement initiative uses art as a catalyst for conversations about peace and nonviolence.

For more information visithttp://www.indirajohnson.com/

 

Image: Indira Freitas Johnson