DEPS - Department of Exhibition & Performance Spaces Columbia College Chicago

Exhibition Dates: March 12 - April 25, 2008

Secrets is a self-organized project initiated by the 6+ women's art collective, in collaboration with eight Palestinian women artists. Secrets has been a series of social exchanges, workshops and publications, as well as an art exhibition traveling to several locations in the occupied territories of Palestine and the US. Over the course of two years and half dozen trips to the West Bank, solidarities have developed across great distances, connecting artists, cultural producers, institutions, educators, journalists, writers and social thinkers. The project owes its existence to the mobilization of their creative energies.

The exhibition is an expression of the artists' desire to ground their differences, to cast their voices - individually and collectively - against the deafening silence. This multimedia exhibition includes photography, video, mixed-media painting, performative/interactive sculpture and installation.