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Through works created in a range of media, the artists in DISPLACED: Contemporary Artists Confront the Global Refugee Crisis ask us to bear witness to the highest levels of human displacement on record and imagine futures where migration is essential for survival.
The exhibition poses questions around the global refugee crisis that address the urgent social, political, and environmental issues framing the circumstances of displacement. Amid current tensions surrounding border security and the ongoing forced migration of people around the world, Displaced looks at the complex issue of human displacement from many perspectives, experiences, and cultural vantage points and seeks to serve as a catalyst for compassion and activism by reigniting a sense of common humanity and understanding across communities.
Artists and artworks include:
- Harriet Bart (US) & Yu-Wen Wu (Taiwan/US)
- Candice Breitz (South Africa)
- Reena Saini Kallat (India)
- Hew Locke (UK/Guyana)
- Cannupa Hanska Luger (US)
- Guadalupe Maravilla (El Salvador/US)
- Richard Mosse (Ireland)
- The Refugee Nation featuring Yara Said (Syria) & Moutaz Arian (Syria)
- UNITED for Intercultural Action’s The List
- with Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow (China)
Special programming includes Beyond Borders, a collaborative series of installations and events organized by SITE Santa Fe, the School for Advanced Research, and the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe. Beyond Borders’ inaugural exhibition, participatory art project Hostile Terrain 94, intends to call attention to the realities of migration and border policy in our hemisphere. It is scheduled to open in Santa Fe on May 8–10.
For more information, visit sitesantafe.org/exhibition/displaced.
DISPLACED: Contemporary Artists Confront the Global Refugee Crisis is on view at SITE Santa Fe (1606 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM) from March 21 through September 6, 2020. The exhibition is curated by Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director and Chief Curator, and Brandee Caoba, Assistant Curator at SITE Santa Fe.
“Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants—11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according to the most recent government data—a racial disparity that is actually wider than in 1850, 15 years before the end of slavery, when most black women were…
In 1850, when Dr. Robert W. Gibbes commissioned J. T. Zealy to make daguerreotypes of persons held in slavery in and around Columbia, South Carolina, for Harvard Professor Louis Agassiz to use in support of his theory that African people were a separate species, daguerreotypes were at the height of fashion.
Works by Rodolfo Abularach, Mario Bencomo, Denise Carvalho, Pérez Celis, Entes, and Agustín Fernandéz are on view at the NYC gallery through January 7, 2022.
he ownership of images has a long and nuanced legal history, which has evolved dramatically in recent years as cultural standards and photographic technologies have rapidly advanced
Renty and his daughter Delia. Renty was an enslaved African, kidnapped from the Congo, sold and forced into slave labor on the South Carolina plantation of B.F. Taylor
“Ecosystem X,” an art-based reimagining of life on planet Earth, is the theme of this open call. 10 artists will win $5,000 and one student will receive $5,000 as a scholarship/stipend.
The show, which honors the 50th anniversary of an exhibition history once ignored, continues a series of projects documenting Wilmington’s contemporary art scene.
As a scholar of African American history and photography whose work has focused on the status of violent images in museums and archives, I fully support the validity of Ms. Tamara Lanier’s claim and the amicus brief.
The daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor, Delia, Drana, Alfred, Jack, George Fassena, and Jem remained in an unused storage cabinet until 1975, when it was discovered by an employee of the Peabody Museum.
I am writing in support of the amicus curiae brief submitted by Professor Ariella Aïsha Azoulay of Brown University for the full restitution of the daguerreotypes of Renty Taylor and his daughter Delia, currently held by Harvard University, to their familial descendant, Tamara Lanier.