2019 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium:
Immanent Realms: Light, Image, Sound
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM | FREE
The Delaware Contemporary presents our bi-annual installment of the Gretchen Hupfel Symposium with Immanent Realms: Light, Image, Sound featuring an esteemed panel of speakers who are experts in the fields of photography, technology, and the performing arts. Scholars, artists, and members of the public are invited to explore and engage in current trends of contemporary art and technology from a diversity of perspectives.
Panelists will reflect on historical models of imaging to examine current trends in photography and technology; and, how these trends affect the ways artists and consumers perceive and operate within the world around them. Striving to address the manipulation of images through the use of technology, Immanent Realms will discuss how technological advances in visual media have saturated and altered human communication and understanding in the twenty-first century.
The symposium will conclude with a reception and dance performance by Megan Hannon of the Carolina Dance Collaborative.
Immanent Realms will feature engaging discussions and presentations from the following panelists:
Tim Alessi of the LG Corporation
Carla Guerrón Montero, PhD of the University of Delaware’s Department of Anthropology
David Markham-Gessner of Perry Felix Designs
Stephen Perloff of The Photo Review
Joel Silver of The Imaging Science Foundation
John Singletary, Philadelphia-based photographer and multi-media artist
Priscilla Smith of the University of Delaware’s College of Arts and Sciences
Robert Zohn of Value Electronics
Joseph J Gonzales, PhD, Executive Director of The Delaware Contemporary serving as moderator and panelist
The Symposium is planned in conjunction with the exhibition Anahata, featuring photography-based collaborative works by John Singletary in the Carole Bieber & Marc Ham Gallery.
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A close friend of the Hupfel family initiated an endowment in the name of Gretchen Hupfel to underwrite a bi-annual symposium and a Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art position at The Delaware Contemporary. For those who remember Gretchen, this named endowment not only commemorates her death, but celebrates her life and legacy as a passionate and remarkably talented artist.
This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.