All About Photo Awards 2019

Stateless: Views of Global Migration

January 24, 2019 to March 31, 2019
Stateless: Views of Global Migration
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago - 60605 IL

While global migration has existed for tens of thousands of years, we are currently facing an unprecedentedly vast movement of people across borders. According to the UN Refugee Agency, 65.6 million people were displaced in 2017 and of that number, 22.5 million have been designated as refugees, 10 million have been left stateless, and less than 200,000 have been resettled. Stateless: Views of Global Migration seeks to humanize this stark data, providing an alternative visual landscape to the imagery typically associated with the current wave of global migration. Through the individual 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 connectivity to a place, even when one can no longer return. Organized by the MoCP’s executive director Natasha Egan, Stateless: Views of Global Migration addresses the individual stories that define this global human crisis.

The MoCP is supported by Columbia College Chicago, the MoCP Advisory Board, the Museum Council, individuals, and private and corporate foundations. The 2018-2019 exhibition season is generously sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Efroymson Family Fund. Community partners for Stateless: Views of Global Migration include Heartland Alliance and the Transatlantic Refugee Resettlement Network.

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