Irina Cios on Fri, 16 May 2008 00:17:24 +0200 (CEST)

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cordially invites you, on Friday, May 16, from 5-7 p.m. 
to the opening reception of the exhibition 

curator: Marian Mazzone

The exhibition will be on view from May 16 to June 20, 2008

A gallery talk by Călin Dan will take place on Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m.
This exhibition, curated by Marian Mazzone, features a selection of works from Calin Dan’s 
on-going Emotional Architecture project, as well as work Dan created in response to his visit 
to Charleston earlier this spring. Charleston’s history, as it is traced in the city’s urban fabric 
and remnant images, has been incorporated into Dan’s long-term interest in architecture and 
memory. Using documentary images from the 1886 earthquake preserved in the holdings of 
the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina, nineteenth and twentieth 
century photographs from area archives, audio from films such as The Patriot, and video 
material gathered on-site, Dan focuses our attention on the complex, mixing layers of time 
and experience left on our buildings, on our city, and on our culture—and what we make 
of them in our lives today.  For Dan, these images contain the ghostly traces of the past 
that leave fissures on our present—like the post-earthquake fissures left on the landscape, 
the cracks in the structure of Randolph Hall, and the remnants of history that project into 
our present.  Fissures are also separating forces, cracks that open between spaces, allowing us 
to manipulate what we see and understand about our environment.  

Generous support of Calin Dan’s visits to Charleston and this exhibition was provided by 
the Mondriaan Foundation of the Netherlands, and the College of Charleston, including the 
Provost’s Discretionary Fund, the Dean of the School of the Arts, and the Dean of the 
School of Humanities and Social Sciences.


The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is located 
within the Simons Center for the Arts at 54 St. Phillip Street. 
Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 – 4 p.m. 

Parking is available in the St. Phillip Street Garages

For more information contact the Halsey Institute of 
Contemporary Art at (843) 953-5680 or visit the 
website at

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