Art Installation Brings a ‘Festival of Borrowed Reflections’ to Evans Hall

Espejismo: A Festival of Borrowed Reflections, a first-of-its-kind art installation and collaboration between Yale School of Management students, Colombian-American artist Yazmany Arboleda, and the creative agency limeSHIFT, took over Yale SOM’s Beckenstein Atrium from April 24 to 30. The installation invited viewers to particate in a conversation on perceptions and perspectives by encouraging them to consider how they view themselves and others while gazing into artfully arrayed mirrors, which were borrowed from Yale students, New Haven residents, and members of communities from around the world. During the exhibit, people were also invited to reflect upon the question, “When people see you, what would you like them to know?” and to share their thoughts on espejismo.art. The installation culminated with a reception on April 27 that included poetry readings and musical performances.

About the Event

From April 24 through 30, mirrors borrowed from Yale students, New Haven residents, and communities around the world will line the floor of the Bekenstein Atrium of the Yale School of Management’s Edward P. Evans Hall.  Espejismo is an art installation that invites its audience to reflect on the perspectives of others and share personal thoughts about seeing and being seen. Simultaneously, espejismo.art will collect personal reflections on the question “When people see you, what would you like them to know?” The responses, available online and in print, will complement the installation by revealing to audiences the surprising complexity of those around them. The project—the first of its kind at SOM—is a collaboration between SOM students, Colombian-American artist Yazmany Arboleda, and the creative agency limeSHIFT.

Read the submitted online reflections.