Out Of Rubble: How Art Helps Us Recast 9/11 and Imagine a Peaceful World
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2. Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others , (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003), 101-102.
3. Jill Bennett, Empathic Vision: Affect, Trauma and Contemporary Art (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005), 8.
Susanne Slavick is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon where she joined the faculty in 1984 and served as Head of the School of Art between 2000 and 2006. She has been an artist-in-residence at The MacDowell Colony, Mt. Desert Island through the Four Seals Foundation, and in Skoki, Poland through the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. Slavick has exhibited in museums and galleries in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis as well as in Europe and Asia. Her paintings have been recognized through an artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and four awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Designated 2008 “Artist of the Year” by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, she premiered an ongoing body of work that strives for empathic unsettlement and, like her book, Out of Rubble (Charta, 2011), examines the aftermath of war. Related works have traveled to Bradley University, Rutgers University, the Andy Warhol Museum and to solo shows at the Chicago Cultural Center and the McDonough Museum of Art.