Yto Barrada - When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration Through Contemporary Art

Oct 23, 2019 – Jan 26, 2020
Bridgitt and Bruce Evans and Karen and Brian Conway Galleries

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art considers how contemporary artists are responding to the migration, immigration, and displacement of peoples today. We are 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. When Home Won’t Let You Stay borrows its title from a poem by Warsan Shire, a Somali-British poet who gives voice to the experiences of refugees. Through artworks made since 2000 by twenty artists from more than a dozen 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, and features a range of mediums, including sculpture, installation, painting, and video.

About the exhibition

15 rue des Arquebusiers
75003 Paris


Du mardi au samedi de 11h à 19h

From Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm


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