The exhibition Where Do We Migrate To?, organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and curated by Niels Van Tomme, is traveling to Sweden, where it will open on Saturday, September 19, at the Värmlands Museum in Karlstad, remaing on display through February 22, 2016.
The exhibition 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? features the work of nineteen internationally recognized artists and collectives, including: Acconci Studio, Svetlana Boym, Blane De St. Croix, Lara Dhondt, Brendan Fernandes, Claire Fontaine, Nicole Franchy, Andrea Geyer, Isola and Norzi, Kimsooja, Pedro Lasch, Adrian Piper, Raqs Media Collective, Société Réaliste, Julika Rudelius, Xaviera Simmons, Fereshteh Toosi, Philippe Vandenberg, and Eric Van Hove.
The exhibition has been reviewed in eminent publications such as ArtPulse and Art in America, which latter of which said, “Intelligent curatorial decisions transformed what might have been a straightforward thematic survey into a thought-provoking examination of the discontinuities that persist in our steadily globalizing world.”
Originally displayed at the CADVC at UMBC in Spring 2011, the exhibition traveled to the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Design at Parsons, The New School in 2012 and the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans in 2013. After its presentation in Sweden, Where Do We Migrate To? is scheduled to travel to the Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University in Fall 2016. A book by the same title is distributed by D.A.P.
Click here to read more information about the exhibition’s visit to the Värmlands Museum.