EXHIBITIONS

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

People on the move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series

More than 75 years ago, a young artist named Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) set to work on an ambitious 60-panel series portraying the Great Migration, the … Read more

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise gathers artwork from different contemporary artists such as Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Kader Attia who aim to explore issues of moving and … Read more

Bouchra Khalili: The Mapping Journey Project

Bouchra Khalili: The Mapping Journey Project Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY April 9–August 28, 2016 This exhibition presents, in its entirety, Bouchra Khalili’s … Read more

Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora

The George Washington University Museum April 16–September 4, 2016 In this juried and invitational exhibition, forty-four artists share personal and universal stories of migration—from historic … Read more

America and Australia Rooms

America and Australia Rooms Institute of Migration, Finland Permanent Collection “America Room: What made people to move across the Atlantic Ocean? What was it like to … Read more

On Their Own: British Child Migrants

Museum of Childhood October 2015–June 2016 London From their website: “An exhibition telling the heart-breaking true stories of Britain’s child migrants who were sent to … Read more

VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

Objects Through Time

Objects Through Time Migration Heritage Centre, Australia Online since 2010 “Objects through Time traces the history of migration of people, technology and ideas to our … Read more

The Routes of Migration

The Routes of Migration Online since 2007 DOMID “The website “Routes of Migration” retraces paths of immigrants and emigrants on a map of present-day North … Read more

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Jesse Chun’s ‘On Paper’

On Paper: Visual Artist Jesse Chun explores visual rhetoric involved in identity and mobility through an appropriation and transformation of the familiar marks contained in … Read more

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise gathers artwork from different contemporary artists such as Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Kader Attia who aim to explore issues of moving and … Read more

Exhibitions Through 2013

A collection of exhibitions which took place through 2013: The Terminal Live Art Project Mixed Flows in Southern Europe (March 2013) Migration Art Expo Tate London … Read more

Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration

Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration Southbank Centre, London April–September 2015 “In this exhibition we explore ways in which, in the midst of Islamophobia and … Read more

State of Exception at Arizona State University

State of Exception Arizona State University May-August 2015 From the Undocumented Migration Project: “For Jason De Leon, the story of undocumented migrant workers’ treacherous trek … Read more

Black Lives Matter in Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’ at MoMA

The painter’s groundbreaking works trace the journey of African Americans out of the Jim Crow South. Jacob Lawrence was a painter, but he was also … Read more

FEATURED EXHIBIT

The title of the Guggenheim Museum’s exhibition, “No Country” (held Feb. 22 to May 22, 2013), evokes a theme that this website highlights, namely the possibilities that art envisions to transcend borders and nation-state ideologies in the search for a new language of human interconnectedness. 

The New Museum’s exhibition, “Here and Elsewhere” (2014) takes a comparative approach to art, assembling here the work of artists from “the Arab world,” and No Country titlehighlighting the many voices that constitute this inadequate term. “The exhibition brings together more than forty-five artists from over fifteen countries, many of whom live and work internationally. In keeping with the New Museum’s dedication to showcasing the most engaging new art from around the globe, “Here and Elsewhere” is the most recent in a series of exhibitions that have introduced urgent questions and new aesthetics to US audiences.”

The theme of borders is also examined in “Evaporating Borders” by writer-director Iva Radivojevic. “An essay in five parts, [it] offers a series of vignettes, poetically guided by the filmmaker’s curious eye and personal reflections. Through the people she encounters along the way, the film dissects the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus : A PLO activist and exile from Iraq is denied asylum within 15 minutes; neo-nazi fundamentalists roam the streets in an attack on Muslim migrants; activists and academics organize an antifascist rally and clash with the neo-nazis; 195 migrants drown in the Mediterranean.”