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Letter from the Executive Director
September, 2016

Heidi Diedrich

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625 AT 6:25 is a series of exhibitions, community conversations, panel discussions, film screenings, concerts, and more held at ART WORKS Projects’ 625 N. Kingsbury Street Chicago studio gallery. The program is designed to give audiences the opportunity to learn about and discuss a range of regional and global human rights and social justice topics with photographers, journalists, diplomats, academics, advocates, and humanitarian providers. Questions and conversations are highly encouraged. 625 AT 6:25 programming also reaches students through collaborations with the ART WORKS arts education initiative, The Workshop to Change the World.

The 625 Studio Gallery is open weekdays 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
Weekend hours and other times are available by appointment. We are pleased to host group and student tours. For parking information and directions to our studio click here.

To watch the videos visit our YouTube Channel.

For parking information and directions to our studio click here.

The Emerging Lens Mentorship 
With the inception of the 625 AT 6:25 series, ART WORKS Projects has committed to providing an annual exhibition opportunity for a young photographer focused on documenting human rights and social justice challenges. Current and previous winners include: Heriberto T Quiroz, 2015, and Emmanuel Guillén Lozano, 2016. The next Open Call will be posted in October 2016.

 

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2016/2017 SERIES

Fall 2016

TRANSITIONS
A four-part exhibition exploring national journeys of transitional justice in post-conflict environments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the United States. With major support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Transitions brings together creative teams from Bogotá, Colombia; Chicago; Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo; and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This group worked together to co-curate the photography exhibition.

Featured Photographers
Sophia Nahli Allison
Juan Arredondo
Martin Lukongo
Midhat Poturovic

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Opening Reception: TRANSITIONS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 6:25 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Transitional Justice – A Global Overview

Speakers include:
David Peyton, Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Dept. of Political Science
Helena María Olea Rodríguez, University of Illinois at Chicago, Criminology, Law and Justice and Latin American and Latino Studies
Edin Hajdarpasic, Loyola University Chicago, Dept. of History 
Leslie M. Harris, Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Dept. of History

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Transitional Justice – the United States, A Work in Progress

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
The Next Generation of Justice
A community conversation presented by AWP NextGen, a committee that engages young adults in providing leadership opportunities with AWP through committee work and other volunteer opportunities to establish a foundation for long-term engagement in human rights advocacy.

SPRING 2017

SANCTUARY & SUSTENANCE: A STORY OF MANY JOURNEYS
Stories of Welcome in American Cities

Featured Photographers
Khadija Charif and Muna Malik, Minneapolis
Julia Rendleman, Pittsburgh
Erika Shultz, Seattle
Misael Virgen, San Diego
Maren Wickwire, Chicago

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Opening Reception

SATURDAY, MARCH 11
Resettlement Realities

THURSDAY, APRIL 6
Living on the Margins – Refugees Surviving Torture & Beyond

THURSDAY, MAY 18
Youth, Culture, & Assimilation

JUNE 8, 2017
Emerging Lens
Opening Reception
Join AWP to celebrate the third annual Emerging Lens exhibition. Emerging Lens is AWP’s annual juried competition that supports and mentors the next generation of photographers covering human rights issues.

 

 

 

2015/2016 SERIES

Download the 2015-16 exhibit schedule!

SEPTEMBER 2015:
Voices of the Unforgotten in partnership with the Illinois Coalition Against Handgun Violence
More info

OCTOBER–NOVEMBER 2015
Product of Mexico by Don Bartletti
More info

DECEMBER 2015–JANUARY 2016
Body of Water – Climate Change, Water, and Human Rights from the Everyday Climate Change Instagram feed
Curated by James Whitlow Delano
More info

JANUARY 2016
Perspectives from India & Chicago: Citizen Empowerment for Human Rights in partnership with India Development Service (IDS) and WBEZ Worldview
More info

FEBRUARY–MARCH 2016
Contested Lands/Occupied Territories Part 3: Waiting for Mother Russia by Wil Sands
More info

APRIL–MAY 2016
NOT/STILL: The Fight for Human Rights by Uganda’s LGBTQI Community by Jiro Ose
More info

JUNE 2016
43: The Aftermath of a Disappearance 
by Emmanuel Guillén Lozano
Emerging Lens – Second Annual Mentorship Exhibition
More info

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2014/2015 SERIES

OCTOBER 2014:
(No) Guns Allowed
featuring student artwork by the South Chicago Art Center and the Illinois Coalition Against Handgun Violence Student Voices Program.
More info

NOVEMBER 2014: 
Contested Lands/Occupied Territories – Part 1
Night Raid in Bil’in
, by Richard Cahan and Hamde Abu Rahma
Entwined, by Heidi Levine/Sipa Press
We Never Finished 1948, by Activestills
More info

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015:
Sustenance: Chicago and the Global Food Chain: 
Amanda Rivkin and Heriberto T Quiroz
More info

MARCH 2015:
Contested Lands/Occupied Territories – Part 2
BONFIRES AND EFFIGIES: The Contested Territories of Belfast, Northern Ireland: 
David Schalliol
More info

APRIL 2015: 
House of Cards: Rebuilding: Jon Lowenstein and Maren Wickwire
More info

MAY/JUNE 2015:
The Price of Precious: Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 
Marcus Bleasdale
More info

The 625 AT 6:25 2014/2015 series was made possible with generous support from the Frankel Family Foundation, Friedman Law Group, Frost Lighting, Gourmet Gorilla Catering, Peets Coffee, Printlab, Sawyer Agency, Urban Innovations, and Whole Foods Market.

View photos from these exhibits and events on our Facebook page.

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Spring 2014 SERIES

JANUARY 2014
Can One Photograph Change the World? Photography, Policy, and Human Rights

Watch a video of the panel here.
More info

MARCH/APRIL 2014
The Children of Syria
After launching in our Chicago studio space, the Children of Syria went on to tour in Chicago and Washington, D.C. institutions. Visit the project page for more information.

MAY 2014:
Slavery Uncovered: 
Nina Berman and Jon Lowenstein
More info

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For additional information on these and other events, please visit www.artworksprojects.org/events

In order to make this series a success, ART WORKS Projects will continue to partner with individuals, companies, and organizations that are committed to bringing conversations and community events on art and human rights to Chicago. Sponsorship of this series helps bring the issues, events, and exhibitions to diverse audiences throughout the city. To learn more about how to get engaged, email info@artworksprojects.org.

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