Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Reading Room for Shedding Light: Pamela Vander Zwan

If you're coming to A Reading Room for Shedding Light tonight

If you're thinking of coming by tonight:
The reception will start at 6pm, and the artist's talk starts at 7pm.

A Reading Room for Shedding Light: Pamela Vander Zwan
January 29 – March 29, 2009
Main Library, 2nd floor exhibition space
101 W. Flagler St, Miami -
Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, January 29, 6 – 8:30pm

In her work, Pamela Vander Zwan looks at how our collective histories have shaped our society with a focus on the social and political landscape of our time. A Reading Room is a site-specific work adapted for Main Library. In it, Vander Zwan creates a reading room environment that pairs Braille and visual text with photographs of blindfolded people in situations that demand the use of sight or adaptation to a lack of sight. The reading room also includes Braille versions of pivotal documents and books in U.S. history. By putting the viewer into a situation in which sight does not automatically equal awareness, she asks vital questions about participation in democratic society.

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