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The Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavillion - Photography as a Vehicle for Empathy - Panel Discussion

Showing (work x family)
January 11 - April 12, 2019

Showing (work x family) Our Community
January 31 - April 12, 2019
Fulginiti Pavilion lobby

“Photography as a Vehicle for Empathy:
Images as Living Representations of the Experience of Others”

Panel Discussion March 7, 2019 at 6pm

Featured photographer panelists: Susan Goldstein, Benjamin Rasmussen, Kristin Hatgi Sink, Roddy MacInnes.
Panel Discussion moderated by The Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Curator Simon Zalkind

By its nature, photography can function as either art or document or both. From its early almost universal embrace as a “true” representation of persons and events, photography has – probably more so than any other medium – been used to evoke empathy in viewers. For more than a century, the photograph has been the most universally disseminated form of visual communication placing it in the vanguard of the transmission of socially committed and humanistic concerns and themes – race, gender, familial and domestic relationships, nation, class, war, industry, nature, historical consciousness, and technological change. In this panel, four local artists (Susan Goldstein, Benjamin Rasmussen, Kristin Hatgi, and Roddy MacInnes) whose work is centered on the evocation of “empathy” will engage with the moderator (Simon Zalkind) regarding their own work in both historical and current contexts. They will explore how and why the photograph has such a unique role in both empathic response and activist practice. The discussion will also make specific relationships and references to the images and themes in the exhibition, Showing (work x family. That exhibit is an expansive, six-screen installation featuring 186 photographs from over one hundred US artists. The exhibit reveals the intimate choreography of our everyday lives and explores the domestic balancing act with images of mealtimes, bedtimes, commutes, carpools, calendars, and chores.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 5:00 to view the exhibition prior to the panel discussion.

The Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
13080 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
www.coloradobioethics.org

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Showing (work x family), is a multi-screen photography installation featuring the work of 135 renowned American photographers. It will be on exhibit at the Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities.

Showing (work x family) is an expansive, six-screen photography installation featuring an original soundscape and 186 photographs by 135 photographers from around the United States. Among the artists whose work is featured are Gay Block, Lauren Greenfield, Wing Young Huie, Zun Lee, Rania Matar, Greg Miller, Carlos Ortiz, Melissa Ann Pinney, Andrea Modica, Sylvia Plachy, Angela Strassheim, and Michael Wolf. Images are sequenced by a proprietary, controlled randomization algorithm and presented on a sculptural, translucent tensile structure (approximately 6’ high x 28’ long x 4.5’ wide) designed by Viemeister Industries, New York. The installation includes an original sound environment composed by musician, performance artist, and poet Alicia Jo Rabins. The order of the imagery follows the arc of the day, from before dawn to late at night.

Showing (work x family) reveals the intimate choreography—the push and pull of work and family—in our everyday life and explores a universal domestic balancing act that has no fixed dynamic. These photographs reveal the intimate routines of mealtimes and bedtimes, commutes and carpools, calendars and keys, school-day mornings and weekend chores, childcare and grandparent shifts, single-parent households and blended families. The photographers whose images are featured in the exhibition offer sensitive perspectives on work and family, ranging from small, beautiful moments of intimacy to raw expressions of daily tensions.

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Showing (work x family) Our Community
January 31 - April 12, 2019
Opening January 31, 4:30-7:00pm
Presentation with Tess Jones, PhD at 5:45pm
Fulginiti Pavilion lobby

The Center for Bioethics and Humanities also is sponsoring, Showing (work x family) Our Community, featuring photographs taken by our neighbors from the Aurora and Denver communities and across Colorado, that portray the overlap of work and family – what that means and what that looks like in the lives of our kids, coworkers, elders, partners, and society. Opening January 31st in the Fulginiti Pavilion lobby. Reception from 4:30-7:00pm, with a presentation with Tess Jones, PhD at 5:45pm.

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The Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
13080 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
www.coloradobioethics.org