WEST HARTFORD — The Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph opened the exhibition Shared Space: A New Era | Photographs from the Bank of America Collection with a public reception on Thursday, Sept. 12. The exhibition will remain on view through Dec. 15.
Shared Space explores an evolving social landscape captured in photographs and video created over the span of nearly 25 years. Nineteen artists from nine countries explore how the physical spaces in which we interact — from city streets to rural landscapes — have evolved alongside our access to a virtual “global village.”
Artists from the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland offer a view into the complexities of this era through photography and video — visual modes of communication made ubiquitous by new technologies. Shared Space explores the ways in which our homes and backyards, city streets and plazas, ports and airplanes, and urban and rural landscapes have evolved through globalization of our communications and collective space.
“Bank of America is pleased to support the Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph and honored to share works from our collection with the community through our Art in our Communities program,” said Joe Gianni, Greater Hartford Market President, Bank of America. “At Bank of America, we believe in the power of the arts to help economies thrive, educate and enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding.
“We are delighted that the generosity of Bank of America has made it possible for us to host Shared Space: A New Era, bringing works by an international roster of superb photographers to our Greater Hartford community,” said Ann H. Sievers, director of the Art Museum.
The artists include Hans Aarsman, Olivo Barbieri, Wout Berger, Edward Burtynsky, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Ken Fandell, Günther Förg. Ben Gest, Andreas Gursky, Barbara Klemm, Bertien van Manen, Shirin Neshat, Thomas Ruff, Tokihiro Satō, Raghubir Singh, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth, Sze Tsung, Nicolás Leong, and Massimo Vitali.
Public programming includes a Family Day at the Art Museum, Sunday, Nov. 24, 1 to 3 p.m., featuring activities in the exhibition galleries. The event is free and open to the public, and no advance registration required.
The Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph is located in Bruyette Athenaeum on the University’s main campus at 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. — 4 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m. — 7 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 — 4 p.m.; closed Monday. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.usj.edu/artmuseum.