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Teen Art Exhibition: Correct Opinions
April 12, 2017
Identity, Values and Self-Expression Among Chicago’s Teens
Correct Opinions was an exhibition of creative works by more than 50 teen artists from 18 After School Matters programs across Chicago, curated by Arts + Public Life’s Teen Arts Council and open from March 15 — April 29, 2017.
What defines you?
Everyday experiences inform our values. In turn, our values—personal, familial, economic, cultural, religious, moral, political, historical, aesthetic, or otherwise—shape our identity and influence the ways we express and identify ourselves as youth.
If you are what you value, then what makes you, you?
Painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia, and mixed media explored varied personal interpretations of “value” and the impact this concept has on how we perceive our voices in the world. Correct Opinions examined and demonstrated the idea that—through values both distinct and interconnected—we are all ultimately united by a need for self-expression and collectively strengthened by commitment to mutual respect.
Learn more about the show from teen curator and artist, Alex:
This exhibition was presented by the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative in partnership with After School Matters, with additional support from the UChicago Arts Grant and UChicago Charter School.