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Saya Woolfalk: The Institute for the Analysis of Empathy and Ethnography of No Place

About the Exhibition


Jan 21 – Apr 4, 2010


Koppelman Gallery

Saya Woolfalk talks to visitors at the opening

Interview with the Artist With journalist Greg Cook, online at the New England Journal of Aesthetic Research

Employing sculpture, installation, performance, and painting in The Institute for the Analysis of Empathy, Saya Woolfalk weaves the tale of an artist-researcher and a species (the Empathics) she discovers. This boisterous gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) brings the utopian world of the Empathics to life through a feminist lens.

The video Ethnography of No Place, made with filmmaker and anthropologist Rachel Lears, conjures a fictional world that Woolfalk first conceived as artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2008. It will run concurrently on the New Media Wall (30 minutes).