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  • Writer's pictureMia B. Adams

Truth as a Contested Concept, November 1st - November 23rd, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Updated: Jul 12, 2020

ON VIEW: November 1st - November 23rd

Gallery Hours: Th-Fri 12-6 pm | Sat-Sun 12-4 pm

I am happy to announce that my latest video piece Freedom has Never Tasted so Good will be exhibited in Chicago this November as a part of Truth as a Contested Concept!

Exhibition Description: "Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard. Truth is also sometimes defined in modern contexts as an idea of "truth to self", or authenticity. There are varying stances on such questions as what constitutes truth: what things are truthbearers capable of being true or false; how to define, identify, and distinguish truth; what roles do faith and empirical knowledge play; and whether truth can be subjective or if it is objective (in other words, relative truth versus absolute truth)."

We used to think of “truth” as being absolute. That our choices were binary. But today “truth” is a contested concept. [how so?] One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time? Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case then can anyone really know “the truth”? The juror is interested in creating a dialog around what we consider truth to be. Do we feel that truth is important? Does the constant wearing away of our belief in truth jeopardize our well being?

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