Displacement: Symbols and Journeys (2016)
By Amy Galpin
Published by Cornell Fine Arts Museum (Winter Park, FL)
on the occasion of the exhibition Displacement: Symbols and Journeys at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum of Rollins College from May 21 to September 4, 2016.
Softcover, 90 pages
Features interviews with artists Hugo Crosthwaite, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, and Sandra Ramos and an introductory essay by curator Amy Galpin
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Features works by established and emerging artists addressing the multiple manifestations and broad issues related to displacement including the multifaceted and complex border region between Mexico and the United States. Works featured also address the political and economic influences of other borders that shape societies-these perimeters can hinder the paths of tourists, immigrants, and most poignantly, refugees. Some of the contemporary artists' works emphasize cultural colonialism and appropriation, while others address immigration, alienation, isolation, and hybridity. Certain works construct new narratives, while others deconstruct myths.