Where Do We Migrate To?

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© Courtesy of Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
Where Do We Migrate To?
Curated by: Niels Van Tomme

900 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
October 6th, 2012 - January 20th, 2013
Opening: October 6th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

United States
504 528-3805
Wednesday - Monday, 11am to 5pm


Where Do 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 York.