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This is an archive of information about a past exhibition. For an up to date list of events at the CAC please see our calendar.
Previously October 6, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Where Do We Migrate To?
Niels Van Tomme, Visiting Curator at the Center for Art, Design and
Visual Culture, UMBC
Second Floor (Lupin Foundation) Gallery
Saturday, October 6 (CAC’s Art for Arts’ Sake)
Curator Walkthrough & Booksigning with Niels Van Tomme: Sunday,
October 7, 11AM
Xaviera Simmons, (detail) Superunknown (Alive In The)
, 2010. C-prints mounted on Sintra, Installation/dimensions variable. First produced for Greater New York 2010 MoMA/PS.1
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. In addition Niels Van Tomme will
hold a gallery talk at the CAC on the opening weekend of the
exhibition, and films from the accompanying film series will be
screened in partnership with the New Orleans Film Society.
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
Visual Arts Support
Visual Arts programs of the Contemporary Arts Center are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sydney & Walda Besthoff Foundation. Programming at the CAC is supported in part by our Business Arts Fund Members: Arthur Roger Gallery; Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, LLP; Callan Contemporary; Hunt Brothers of Louisiana, LLC; The Law Offices of Matt Greenbaum; LeMieux Galleries; Merrill Lynch; and Modern Market.