The Sea is The Limit


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

Date 04/05/2018 - 02/09/2018
Time 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
North Yorkshire
Visitor experience team
York Museums Trust
01904 687687
Category Visual Arts
Price Included in the admission price to York Art Gallery