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Counterpoints Arts

Friday 04 May 2018 - Sunday 02 September 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
York
YO1 7EW
Yorkshire and Humberside


Organiser

York Museums Trust


Website

www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Price

Included in the admission price to York Art Gallery

Category

Visual Arts


web-Shahram-Entekhabi-My-Mother-–-The-History-of-Iran-©-2015

Thought provoking works of art exploring the current and ongoing issues of migration, dispossession and national borders are brought together in a major new exhibition opening at York Art Gallery this May.

Eleven international artists including Nidhal Chamekh (Tunisia/ France), Taus Makhacheva (Dagestan/Russia), Shahram Entekhabi (Iran/Germany), Brian Maguire (Ireland), Mohammed Sami (Iraq/ UK), Vanessa Vozzo (Italy), Vladimir Miladinović (Serbia), Halil Altindere (Turkey), Varvara Shavrova (USSR/ Ireland/ UK), Nick Ellwood (UK) and Susan Stockwell (UK) use their work to question the meaning of nationalism, free movement, inclusion and exclusion, drawing on both the historical and contemporary narratives which shape identity and opinion.

The exhibition expresses a desire for freedom and a better life that stands in sharp contrast to the reality the migrants experience on their journeys.

Image: Shahram Entekhabi - My Mother – The History of Iran (2015) - Image Courtesy of the artist