Androgyny in "Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibit" at the Frederick Layton Gallery

(left to right) Kat. 2014; kQween. 2014; Sean. 2014; Stall. 2018 (audio installation, 6 hours, 4 minutes)

(left to right) Kat. 2014; kQween. 2014; Sean. 2014; Stall. 2018 (audio installation, 6 hours, 4 minutes)

Androgyny is in the group show "Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibit" curated by John Schuerman and co-curator Mark Lawson.

In our current divisive social and political landscape, the newest exhibit at the Milwaukee
Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) asks viewers to do what lately seems rather difficult: feel empathy. “Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition” is on view in MIAD's Frederick Layton Gallery January 12 – March 3. MIAD's galleries are free and open to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free gallery tours are available at

Artists exhibiting: Juliane Shibata, Tina Blondell, Inna Valin, Chase Boston, Christopher E.
Harrison, Nooshin Hakim, Peter B. Nelson, Liza Sylvestre, Gudrun Lock, Sue Coe, Lois Bielefeld and Raoul Deal.

Additional Programming:
 • Thursday, February 15, 7 p.m. – Empathy, Connections and Borders: An Evening of Poetry and
A night of visual and oral storytelling between artists and writers from Milwaukee and Minneapolis exploring empathy, creating human connections and crossing borders. Performers include Michael Kleber-Diggs, Anais Deal-Marquez, Kavon Cortez-Jones, Dinorah Marquez, Isela Xitlali Gómez and Eli Avalos.

• Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m. – 100 Lullabies (Lullaby Songs for Syrian Refugees)
An experiential platform for listening to stories of war, face to face with artists who grew up during war in the Middle East. Audience members will be invited to sing and record a song of comfort or lullaby in their own language for children who are affected or displaced from their motherland by war. Participants include: Nooshin Hakim Javadi, Pedram Baldari and Katayoun Amjadi.

Lois Bielefeld