• Dolores Wilber +  Sarah Wilber RP13 photo by Charles Rice
  • Dolores Wilber +  Sarah Wilber RP13 photo by Charles Rice
  • Dolores Wilber +  Sarah Wilber RP13 photo by Rosa Gaia Saunders

DOLORES WILBER + SARAH WILBER
SUN 06.02 @ 5PM
PUBLIC walking tour leaves from dfb gallery
“MY LIFE 2010-2013 TOUR OF WICKER PARK BY 12-YEAR OLD SARAH/SAHAR WILBER (WITH MY AUNT DOLORES)”
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RP13 photos by Rosa Gaia Saunders, Charles Rice
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Dolores Wilber (US) creates collaborative art, embracing ties that bind and cultural survival, emphasizing the body in her formal and baroque investigations that are droll, emotional and beautiful. Exhibited widely in Chicago and abroad, she has received support from the Illinois Arts Council, the American Embassy, Ann Arbor Film Festival and a Peabody Award for her work with This American Life. She is a professor in the School of Cinema and Interactive Media, DePaul University. Currently a participant at the Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program, supported by the Joyce Foundation, she is creating a series entitled ‘Dear Chicago’ that aims to activate spaces that embody the city. This is her first art collaboration with her 12-year old niece, Sarah Wilber, a Chicago Quest 7th grader.

“MY LIFE 2010-2013 TOUR OF WICKER PARK BY 12-YEAR OLD SARAH/SAHAR WILBER (WITH MY AUNT DOLORES)”

I have been living with my aunt, Dolores Wilber, in Wicker Park for almost three years since my dad died and my mom could not take care of me. I will take the audience on a tour of my favorite places with my aunt who will fill-in information from her own life.

This tour is part of a series entitled ‘Dear Chicago.’ encompassing art activation/social practice/performance events at different locations in the city with small, intimate audiences. Its aim is to activate physical spaces that are part of the Chicago that I grew up with and now unfortunately are going away. It is about longing and memory and honoring a history of work. It is also about joy and tenacity, endurance, making do, and the evasive joy of the moment.

 

 


ARAHMAIANI (INDONESIA) | ANDREW BARCO (US) | ANNA BERNDTSON (SWEDEN/GERMANY) | WAFAA BILAL (IRAQ/US) | JEFFERY BYRD (US) | PATE CONAWAY (US) | JESS DOBKIN (CANADA) | ZACKARY DRUCKER (US) | ARIANNA FERRARI (ITALY) | FRANCESCA FINI (ITALY) | BEVERLY FRE$H (US) | ANNA FELICITY FRIEDMAN (US) | ARTI GRABOWSKI (POLAND) | FAUSTO GRACIA (MEXICO) | ALLISON HALTER (US/GERMANY) | SARA HOLWERDA (US) | ELANA KATZ (US/GERMANY) | ELENA KATSULIS & ERIN PEISERT (US) | JOSHUA KENT (US) | MEHDI-GEORGES LAHLOU (BELGIUM) | CARLOS SALAZAR LERMONT (VENEZUELA) | MILLER & SHELLABARGER (US) | ŞÜKRAN MORAL (TURKEY) | MOTHERGIRL (US) | BORIS NIESLONY (GERMANY) | WANDA RAIMUNDI-ORTIZ (US) | JEFFERSON PINDER (US) | EMILIO ROJAS (MEXICO/CANADA) | KAMBUI OLUJIMI (US) | ROOMS (US) | FERESHTEH TOOSI (US) | ALICE VOGLER (US) | DOLORES WILBER + SARAH WILBER (US) | JULIE WILLS (US) | ZIERLE & CARTER (UK)