Weinberg/Newton Gallery presents Collective Communities, a new virtual exhibition in collaboration with Earthjustice, a nonprofit public interest environmental law organization. The exhibition explores ecologies in crisis and the impact of artist collectives on the environmental justice movement.
Showcasing artist collectives that prioritize group activism, Collective Communities explores how collaboration, collectivization, and cooperation contribute to social and environmental justice movements. The exhibition highlights diverse forms of direct action produced by artist collectives, including in-depth research, protest, and propaganda.
A related virtual programming series introduces Earthjustice’s legal work centered in communities across the Midwest. The series features Earthjustice attorneys, public interest partners, and community leaders in conversation about how they are working together to fight for the health and safety of frontline communities.
Collective Communities features work by Deep Time Chicago artist collective and Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, among others