Where Do We Migrate To?
October 6, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Wed – Mon, 11am-5pm
Admission: $5 General, $3 for Students & Seniors, Free to CAC Members and LA residents*
Where Do We Migrate To? explores diverging ways in which migration, experiences of displacement, and questions of belonging have been addressed by artists in recent years. The exhibition features work by 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, Phillippe Vandenberg, and Eric Van Hove. Displaying a multiplicity of migratory encounters, the exhibition approaches political, psychological, poetic, and pragmatic manifestations of the contemporary migrant experience. While our world is shaped by incessant globalization, the migrant remains a figure marked entirely by their transgression of national boundaries. The exhibition challenges that notion and suggests an alternative view of the migrant as a role model through which to recognize our present day selves. This touring exhibition is accompanied by a hardcover catalog published by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture.
The nationally touring exhibition Where Do We Migrate To? is curated by Niels Van Tomme and organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which also published the exhibition catalogue by the same title. The exhibition and catalogue are made possible, in part, with the support of the Flemish Government through Flanders House New York.
*Beginning on October 6, the CAC announces free gallery admission for Louisiana residents. This new program is made possible by the Edward Wisner Donation Fund/City of New Orleans.