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WE REFUGEES

Curator: Piedad Solans, Santiago Olmo

Artist: Varios

28 June - 20 October. 2019. Ground floor.

Although in recent years television news and journalism have catapulted the flow of refugees as a problem to the front page, the history of the 20th century is riddled with dramatic conflicts and millions of people displaced, exiled, expatriated and living as refugees. The story of humanity itself is built on forced displacement, flight and asylum. This project recaptures the title of a well-known essay by Hannah Arendt published in 1943 in Menorah Journal, a prestigious New York-based Jewish magazine, with the aim of identifying and emphasising the universal nature of exile and the construction of democratic societies based on the protection of the right to asylum. 

The exhibition aims to reposition the problem of refugees from a complex perspective, steering clear of the sensationalism of the media and pointing to a more historical perspective which takes into account the way in which our societies have been built on the foundations of exile, with exile and through exile.


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

PEGGY AHWESH    

CAROLE ALFARAH

EUGENIO AMPUDIA

FRANCISCO DE GOYA 

SUSO FANDIÑO

ÂNGELA FERREIRA 

ROLAND FISCHER

MARCOS ÁVILA FORERO                   

REGINA JOSÉ GALINDO

MARIAM GHANI                                                                                                                                                              

ELNAZ JAVANI                                                          

ROGELIO LÓPEZ CUENCA     

ANTONI MUNTADAS             

ADRIAN PACI                                       

JESÚS PALOMINO                               

EL PERRO                                               

ALEXANDRA RANNER    

LARISSA SANSOUR                             

WAEL SHAWKY   

ELO VEGA 

CLAUDIO ZULIAN    

         

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