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THE RESTLESS EARTH, 2017

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LA TERRA INQUIETA, 2017
LA TERRA INQUIETA
2017

The Restless Earth borrows its title from a collection of poems by Édouard Glissant, a Caribbean writer who probed the question of how different cultures can coexist. The exhibition shares in Glissant’s project pressing and necessary one that tries to describe this unstable and agitated present as a polyphony of voices and narratives. Through the works of more than sixty artists from more than forty countries – such as Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, and Turkey – and with historical documents and objects of material culture, this exhibition charts both experiences and perceptions of migration and the current refugee crisis as an epoch-making transformation that is reframing contemporary history, geography, and culture. The Restless Earth explores real and imaginary geographies, reconstructing the odyssey of migrants through personal and collective tales of exodus inspired by varying degrees of urgency and longing. The exhibition revolves around a series of geographic and thematic lines of inquiry – the war in Syria, the state of emergency in Lampedusa, life in refugee camps, the figure of the nomad or stateless person, and Italian migration in the early 20th century – which intersect with works that serve as visual metaphors for conditions of mobility and precariousness.

€ 45.00

    Author(s)

    Clarice Pecori Giraldi
    Beatrice Trussardi
    Massimiliano Gioni
    T.J. Demos
    Alessandro Dal Lago
    Gius Nicolini
    Tania Bruguera
    Natalie Bell
    Micola Brambilla
    Juli Brandano
    Gary Carrion-Murayari
    Mira Dayal
    Matthew Erickson
    Margot Norton
    Rachel Wetzler

    Publisher

    Electa

    Language

    English, Italian

    Type

    Catalog
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    LA TERRA INQUIETA 2017