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Curated by Niels Van Tomme, Director of Arts and Media at Provisions Learning Project in Washington, DC and organized with the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture in Baltimore, Where Do We Migrate To? explores contemporary issues of migration as well as experiences of displacement and exile. Situating the contemporary individual in a world of advanced globalization, the artworks address how a multiplicity of migratory encounters demand an increasingly complex understanding of the human condition. As such, the exhibition allows multiple perspectives about its subject matter to unfold simultaneously, opening up a range of political, psychological, poetic, and pragmatic manifestations of the contemporary migrant experience.
Where Do We Migrate To?
March 17–April 30, 2011
1000 Hilltop Circle
Fine Arts Building
105 Baltimore, MD 21250.
Poster by Favianna Rodrigez
Following the approval of the new anti-immigrant law in Arizona, visual artist and curator Andrea Arroyo invited New York artists from diverse backgrounds to participate in this exhibition by creating new work or showing existing work expressing their views on the subject. Artists responded enthusiastically, submitting works that address an important contemporary subject in a variety of creative ways. The exhibit features works that range from overtly political to nearly abstract, created in drawing, painting, print, collage, photography, new media and sound. The aim of this exhibition is to contribute to the conversation on the critical issue of immigration and associated topics, such as human rights, social justice and globalization.
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art has released the 21st issue of Prefix Photo magazine. On its theme of ‘Border Cultures,’ editor Scott McLeod writes: ‘Over time, ongoing exchanges and interactions between nations, peoples and economies create distinct border zones, such as those of the United States and Mexico, Algeria and France, the cities of Windsor/Detroit, and military and civilian zones throughout the world, among others. The artists represented in this issue draw on their personal histories and experiences with these border regions in order to create compelling, provocative works.’
Prefix Photo 21: Border Cultures.
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The 100 Days exhibition at the Arnolfini gallery in Bristol marks the countdown to the Copenhagen climate conference in December by hosting a series of exhibitions, performances and talks highlighting climate change, social justice and art and activism. Video.
The Disappeared brings together the work of thirteen artists and one artists’ collective from Latin America who have lived through the horrors of the military dictatorships that disrupted life in their countries in the latter years of the twentieth century. Many civilians were “disappeared” by these governments. The exhibition showcases artwork that addresses the political and social turmoil in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Guatemala, Uruguay, and Venezuela and in doing so speaks to violence and repression of all kinds. The Disappeared will be displayed jointly by the Rubin Center, The Centennial Museum and the Union Gallery, on the campus of The University of Texas at El Paso.
The Disappeared was curated by Laurel Reuter of the North Dakota Museum of Art. It has been exhibited in several major cities in the United States and Latin America, but it takes on special significance here on the U.S./Mexico border. Countless numbers of Latin American immigrants have passed through El Paso seeking refuge in the United States, often fleeing the same types of oppression featured in the exhibition. Plus, current violence as a daily reality in Juarez is not unlike that of the countries depicted in the artwork.
The Disappeared will feature a wide range of collaborative programming including concurrent exhibitions and a film series at a variety of locations around El Paso and Juarez.
The Disappeared / Los Desaparecidos
June 18 - September 11, 2009 at the University of Texas at El Paso.
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Régine Debatty writes about the intersection between art, design and technology on her blog we-make-money-not-art.com.
She also contributes to various design and art magazines, curates art shows and lectures internationally.