An Artist On Migration

Summary :

For many artists their own migrations and those of their ancestors shape their identities and the art they produce as people move they bring their traditions knowledge and beliefs with them often as much as they absorb the culture of their new home they influence it with their own traditions. Art doesnt just reflect the world it engages with it some 10 million to 15 million undocumented immigrants currently live in the united states and their presence is the subject of fierce . Immigration is one of the most hotly debated subjects today and so the city art centre is delighted to be displaying a range of artistic responses with another country contemporary artists on immigration. Migration is beautiful butterfly proposes a new way to think about migration rooted in movement transformation and captivating grace from art prints to street art clothing and interactive experiences this viral imagery reaches audiences on emotional and visceral levels replacing images of fear with visions of shared humanity. These artists understand that they must exploit their product or identity while it is in demand whilst also avoiding being pigeonholed in the future right now artists with migration backgrounds and or who make art in response to migration are desirable because it is widely perceived that they did not exist before the migrant crisis

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