Opening 3rd March, 2017 at 17:00–19:00

Compassion Show seeks to contemplate its titular theme, pushing the envelope of conventional definitions and reconsidering pre-existing associations.

When we talk about compassion today, what is truly at stake? How can we pause, observe, listen, and pay attention? How does compassion weave between diversity, race, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, class, mental health, and other conversations? How can we navigate this intersectionality to foster mutual understanding amongst our community?

The artists here have shed light on these questions through different lenses, bridging the gap between our complex, disparate identities and our need for community.


Christopher Bleuher
Connor Fenwick
Elaine Tanski
Irem Mimaroglu
Jae Hwan Lim
Jeane Cohen
Kera Ling
Rim Lee
Sabrina Yang
Santina Amato
Seokyoon Hong
Simone Quiles
Ting Yan Khor
Xiaoqing Zhu

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Wellness Centre,
116 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6010, United States