Exhibition Dates:12 March - 3 June 2018
Alice R. Rogers Gallery & Target Gallery
St John's Art Center
Collegeville, Minnesota, US
Artists: Irineu Destourelles, Graham Fagen, Dawn Gavin, Andrew Gilbert, Euan Gray, Richard Guzman, Andrew Hairstans, Dana Hargrove, Birthe Jorgensen, Katherine Ka Yi Liu, Elaine Rutherford and Alberta Whittle
Migration affects everybody either directly or indirectly. In Minnesota, there are 428,000 foreign-born residents, 8% of the population.
brings together twelve artists from distinct, ethnically and culturally diverse
backgrounds, all born or currently living in Scotland. It assesses the
historical and, at times negative, impact of Scottish colonialism on the United
States, while at the same time tackling issues with contemporary migration, a
complex subject with rapidly growing relevance in the current political
climate. The work presented is personal as most of the artists are migrants
title of James Baldwin’s 1962 novel of the same name, the exhibition highlights
that for each individual living in the same city, America can become ‘another
country’, depending on one’s ethnicity, status and situation.
against migrants has been in place for generations and our aim with the project
is to highlight that migration is an ancient phenomenon that has not always
been welcomed but has enabled significant benefits for countries that
eventually become home.
does not aim to instruct the visitor but rather encourage a discussion. Through
a series of events and seminars it provides an opportunity for sustainable
dialogue with migrants, artists, students and academics that will lead to new
insights into community building and integration.
The project is co-curated by Euan Gray, Elaine Rutherford and Alberta Whittle.
|Place of Publication||Collegeville, Minnesota|
|Publisher||Alice R. Rogers Gallery|
|Media of output||Other|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Mar 2018|