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Upcoming Art Exhibition: "The Heart's Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto"

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When: Friday, May 26, 2023
All day  

Audience: Student - Graduate Students

Contact: Jill Norton   (847) 467-5221

Group: PawPrint Events

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"The Heart's Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto"
Block Museum of Art
Jan 26-Jul 9

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts?
For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations.

Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record.

"The Heart’s Knowledge" concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science. Each work seeks to attune viewers to the material traces of life at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: Does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space?

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Presented with the McCormick School of Engineering

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