The New Earth is a group exhibition that imagines a future on a rapidly changing planet. An of-the-moment event traversing environmental, gender, identity, and technological concerns, the exhibition is a testing ground for addressing the preeminent issues of our time.
Artists in The New Earth are fearlessly confronting the future. From climate change to artificial intelligence, the response to these issues will shape our relationship to our histories, our future, ourselves, and our planet.
The New Earth marks the first exhibition at Public Works curated by newly appointed gallery director, Nick Butcher, one half of the groundbreaking experimental graphic studio Sonnenzimmer and an active member of Chicago’s experimental music community. Joining the Public Works team, Nick brings an artist-led approach to the gallery model, further honing the gallery mission as a space for experimentation, collaboration, and collectivity.
What will the New Earth look like? Let’s find out.
Parson & Charlesworth
Susan Goethel Campbell