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Eight Views of Global Migration

Stateless: Views of Global Migration opens at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP) on January 24, 2019. The exhibition features photographs, video, and multimedia installations by Bissane Al Charif, Leila Alaoui, Shimon Attie, Fidencio Fifield-Perez, Daniel Castro Garcia, Tomas van Houtryve, Omar Imam, and Hiwa K.

While global migration has existed for tens of thousands of years, we are currently facing an unprecedented amount of people crossing borders. “Fueled by intense conflict, political battles, economic inequality, and climate change, global migration is at its highest level since World War II,” states the museum. “According to the UN Refugee Agency, 68.5 million people were displaced in 2018, and of that number, 25.4 million have been designated as refugees, 10 million have been left stateless, and fewer than 105,000 have been resettled – 44,400 people each day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecutions.”

Stateless: Views of Global Migration seeks to humanize this stark data. Through the unique lenses of eight contemporary artists, this exhibition lays bare the contradictions inherent to the crisis, finding beauty and strength in the face of collective trauma. These powerful works of art bear witness, contemplate memory, and explore one’s human connectivity to place, even when one can no longer return.

Stateless: Views of Global Migration
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
January 24 – March 31, 2019

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