President’s Fund for the Humanities award

We are grateful for the President’s Fund for the Humanities award we received to bring Aram Bartholl to CU Denver for an exhibition and artist talk at the Emmanuel Art Gallery. Bartholl traveled from Berlin, Germany, to come to Denver for his show and talk. Bartholl worked closely with CU Denver students for ten days to create an installation at the gallery. The art explores the impact of the digital surveillance world on the real world and the impact is has in our lives. It was especially applicable to College students, exploring ideas of identity in social media, bullying, surveillance, detachment from reality, violence in video games, online privacy, net neutrality, and many other timely and poignant concepts. The $3,000 award helped tremendously with costs to install the exhibition, bring the artist out, and engage students.