Crossing Borders: A Global Exhibition Exploring Themes of Migration

Launching exhibition of project crossing borders.
Crossing Borders: A Global Exhibition Exploring Themes of Migration
This project seeks to delve into all aspects of what it means to migrate, the benefits as well as the consequences. The theme encompasses migrating fauna, as well as human migration.
In our contemporary time movement of people is rapidly escalating. According to The UN, migration is now growing faster than the world’s population. Due to globalization over the last 50 years or so, transport costs have become relatively less expensive than they were a generation ago, meaning migration is now an accessible option for many more people than in earlier times.
People migrate for a myriad of reasons. For some, it is a choice, and for others, such as those fleeing from a perilous location, it is a necessity in order to survive. However, in every case, at the heart of the decision to change location is the dream of finding a better – safer, more comfortable, more affluent – life somewhere else.
Migration involves great risk, since it is a leap into unknown territory, physically and emotionally. The migrant must have the ability to adapt to unfamiliar surroundings and to find the balance between the culture they seek to become part of, and the way of life they bring with them. Whether the migrant is a lone individual, or whether they travel along with a community, the integration of cultural elements is a problematic process, one in which many conflicts and questions arise. The more fundamental of these, such as differences of religion, take many generations to resolve.
This project seeks to delve into all aspects of what it means to migrate, the benefits as well as the consequences. The theme encompasses migrating fauna, as well as human migration. The aim is to provoke the audience to consider the narrative of the migrant, to understand and empathize with both the material, and the psychological journey involved, and to question their personal relationship to migration.
In keeping with the theme, this project has a global ambition. We are reaching out to artists from as many parts of the world as possible in order to find participants. Each artist who joins will share their works on migration with the other participants. These images will make up the exhibition, the scope of which will grow as more people join in. Artists will either take on the role of curator themselves or will collaborate with a curator.

Date

Jun 05 - 10 2021
Expired!

Time

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Galleri SoHo

Location

Galleri SoHo
Hantverkargatan 10, Västerås
Category

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