As students ascend the west staircase to the second floor of the Memorial Union, they’re faced with some personal questions.
Chiara Galimberti’s “Fill in the Blank” asks us to consider what our race, gender and citizenship means in the modern world. Then, like the title suggests, she encourages us to fill in the blank with our own thoughts.
Only a piece of Galimberti’s work is on display upstairs in the Union: the other, greater part dominates a wall in the Memorial Union Gallery. Along with other artists, Galimberti is on display in the gallery’s show “Taking Issue” through Sept. 29.
The art featured in “Taking Issue” all examines contemporary issues including identity, immigration and diversity.
Students have slowly added their own thoughts to Galimberti’s piece to transform blank pieces of paper into a discussion on modern identity.