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ReflectSpace Gallery at the Glendale Central Library opened in 2017 when the library reopened after a major renovation. It came at the behest of The Glendale City Council for a city space to address the Armenian Genocide and other human atrocities. ReflectSpace is an exhibition space designed to explore and reflect on genocides, human and civil rights violations. Immersive in conception, ReflectSpace is a hybrid space that exhibits contemporary art as well as archives, employing installation, technology and interactive media to engage viewers on an emotional and personal level. ReflectSpace strives to reflect the past and present of Glendale’s communal fabric and interrogate current-day global human rights issues.
ReflectSpace is an inclusive exhibition space. It has explored the Armenian Genocide, presenting personal as well as reflective narratives, Asian comfort women, slavery, Holocaust, Native American, LGBTQ issues, Japanese internment, immigration, the US prison industrial complex. With a focus on Glendale as well as an international perspective, ReflectSpace will continue to delve into contemporary issues like displacement, borders, violence in society and other large human rights issues.