What We Take

Exhibition Dates: February 26 to March 22, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6 to 8 p.m., remarks 6:30 p.m.

Curated by: Eleanor Howell, Hannah Johnston, and Aline Zara
Featuring work by: Shabnam Afrand, Ahmed Babolly, Ioana Dragomir, Joon Hee Kim, Michelle Lewin, Yasmeen Nematt Alla, Asma Sultana and Polina Teif

Artist Panel: Thursday, March 7, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Curatorial Tour: Saturday, March 16, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

What We Take is a contemporary art exhibition exploring how the things we take with us from one place to another both confirm and disrupt our understandings of home. Home is not only tied to the place where you are, but to the memories, experiences, relationships, habits, and objects you bring with you. We carry this “home” with us wherever we go: the things we can carry, the things we can’t leave behind, the things we have to leave behind, and the things we wished were left behind. What We Take brings together artists who are mediating their own experiences of dislocation. They use their artistic practices as means to process, respond to, document, and, at times, celebrate their displacement.

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