Or Does it Explode?
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Wake up with UICA.
Free for UICA Members.
9:00 am - 9:30 am: Meet in the UICA 5th Floor Loft presented by Herman Miller for coffee
9:30 am: Gallery tour begins with Juana Williams, UICA’s Exhibitions Curator.
Registration and active UICA membership are required. Not a Member? Join now and take advantage of this members-only opportunity.
Meet your tour guide.
UICA's Exhibitions Curator
Trekking across the state from the Motor City, Juana Williams comes to UICA from Detroit, MI, where she earned her BA in Art and MA in Art History, both from Wayne State University. As the Exhibitions Curator, Juana spends her days at UICA narrating stories and building connections through curation. She also enjoys reading and traveling, often simultaneously.
Member Morning: Or Does it Explode?
Feb 15 - June 16, 2019
Or Does It Explode? is a multimedia group exhibition on the documentation of refugees and forced migration. In an effort to build awareness of the millions of lives affected globally, this exhibition offers figurative work merged with descriptive text that individualizes the numerous struggles that result from migration.
The artwork is primarily portraiture giving faces to the statistics about refugees and migrants, and creating a bridge of humanity, rather than a disconnect. The exhibition also delves into information regarding how specific families navigate their lives in new countries, paying particular attention to changes within culture, identity, and dreams for the future.
César Dezfuli - Madrid, Spain
Brian Sokol - Santa Fe, NM
Maranie R. Staab - Pittsburgh, PA
Manar Bilal - Saint Jeande Braye, France
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