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Happening in the Community - Exhibition: When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Art and Migration. EW20

  • 23 Feb 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • 24 May 2020
  • 10:00 PM
  • Presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Art


When Home Won’t Let You Stay:
Art and Migration

 includes works from Italian artist Zoe Cinel

presented by 

Minneapolis Institute of Art



February 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Target Gallery
General Admission $20; My Mia Member $16; Investor+ Free; Youth 17 and Under Free


Drawing inspiration from British-Somali poet Warsan Shire's , "When Home Won't Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art" examines how the forces of migration touch us all, radically destabilizing ideas of home, place, transit, and belonging in the 21st century.

“When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Art and Migration” considers how contemporary artists are responding to the migration, immigration, and displacement of people today. The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of movement on record—the United Nations estimates that one out of every seven people in the world is an international or internal migrant who moves by choice or by force, with great success or great struggle.

Through artworks made since 2000 by 20 artists from countries such as Colombia, Cuba, France, India, Iraq, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this exhibition highlights diverse artistic responses to migration. Ranging from personal accounts to poetic meditations, the artwork features a range of mediums, including sculpture, installation, painting, and video.

This exhibition is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.


ZOE CINEL 
is an interdisciplinary artist, a community organizer and a curator from Florence, Italy. She currently lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. She considers art as a platform for cross-cultural dialogue and social improvement.

In March 2015 she earned a BFA in industrial design from ISIA, Florence, with a major in graphic design. She graduated with and MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in May 2018. Zoe is part of the CarryOn Homes Artists Collective



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