The Reading Room with special guest Rosemarie Chiarlone 1/8/10


The Reading Room
A Temporary Space for Artists’ Books, Publications and Multiples
Main Library – Children’s Room, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami
Friday, January 8
Noon – 2 p.m.
With special guest: Rosemarie Chiarlone

On the second Friday of each month, a secret room in the Children’s Room at the Main Library becomes The Reading Room. In this cozy space, visitors can get up close and personal with selections from the Library’s collection of artists’ books, publications and multiples. Experience these objects without having to look at them through a display case, engage in conversation over coffee and cookies, and see living-room style screenings of video and new media art.
Special guest Rosemarie Chiarlone’s work explores controversial social issues concerning women and relationships in the 21st century. Through two and three dimensional works, video, book art, and installations employing diverse materials and media, her current work addresses the physical and psychological boundaries of human connectedness and the impact of its loss on individuals and within a larger societal scope. These works deal with sexual objectification, the role of sexuality and sexual identity within society, and the breakdown of connection.
This month’s screening from Aspect: The Chronicle of New Media Art is Volume 7: Personas and Personalities. All the works in this volume examine the role of personal psychology in how we interact with others and our surroundings on an everyday basis. It features artists exploring personal or cultural issues of gender, identity and personality. Artists in this volume include: CarianaCarianne, Lynn Hershman, Erik Levine, The Yes Men, and others.
For more information about exhibitions and programs at the Miami-Dade Public Library System, call 305-375-5048, e-mail art@mdpls.org or visit http://mdpls.org/news/exhibitions/exhibitions.asp

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