Opening Thursday, October 5th, from 6PM - 7PM
On view through Saturday, January 13th
Please join us on Thursday evening, October 5, 6-7PM for “caring shifts, shifting cares” — a performance by Joan Giroux and Lisa Kaftori.
“caring shifts, shifting cares” considers the complex nature of caregiving and the primacy, power, and poignancy of caring touch. Through the performance, Joan Giroux and Lisa Kaftori explore how touch, affection, and nurturance—or their absence—can produce profound influences on one’s life.
The artists look closely at how the role of caregiver shifts over the course of a lifetime and as it is passed from one generation to the next. Giroux and Kaftori seek to create a gathering space made intimate with modest gestures, spoken word, and observed symbols of caregiving, inviting the possibility of new ways of thinking about the desire and need to give and receive care.
This event is part of the programing for Take Care, an exhibition organized in partnership with the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force that aims to shed light on systemic barriers to quality healthcare through the lens of breast cancer.