Young Chicago Authors (YCA) is pleased to present “In My Feelings,” a group exhibition featuring work from recent graduates and current SAIC students.
“In My Feelings” is a group exhibition that explores the cross sections of technology and empathy in our current moment. We are constantly connected to some device, checking email, updating multiple social media sites, responding to texts. Our smartphones have become the mediator between us and others. However, as we get closer to our devices and become inundated with images and narratives we start losing the ability to feel empathetic and become emotionally exhausted.
This exhibition explores concepts of empathy and intimacy as these ideas have shifted as we become more dependent on our technological devices. Can we re-engage or re-imagine the practices of being empathetic? The artists in this exhibition survey our intimate relationships with one another, the objects we encounter every day, and object to object relationships.
“In My Feelings” is a group exhibition featuring artists Angela Azmitia, Aviv Benn, David Heo, Anneli Goeller, Polina Protsenko (and Martel Tinsley performing with Polina), Logan Kruidenier, Neil Patrick O’Malley, Jonathan Korotko, Naoki Nakatani, Sara Salass, and Yae Jee Min. For this exhibition, we invite participants to sign up for intimate dialogues with the artists and curator.