Wherever we go: Art, Identity, Cultures in Transit

Wherever we go: Art, Identity, Cultures in Transit

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They cross borders, spanning territories and cultures; wherever they go they gather information and borrow images, styles, and languages. For a variety of reasons, they have left their native soil. They are artists from around the world: from Europe to Southeast Asia, the Middle East to America. What unites them is an intercultural outlook that is not a deliberate choice, but a response to the stimuli and the influences of the different environments in which they have ended up living. Published in conjunction with the exhibition co-organised by the Spazio Oberdan in Milan and the San Francisco Art Institute, Wherever We Go brings together more than fifty works (videos, sculptures, installations, drawings, and photographs) by twenty-three artists from around the world. Challenging any unequivocal or simplistic definition, the works of these artists invite us to reflect on themes of displacement and migration, citizenship and representation.

The works convey the complex and stratified character of today's society, and reflect a composite world, with fluid borders and broadened horizons, a world permeated by tensions and anything but at peace in its many components, but one that is culturally rich and fascinating. This text is in English and Italian.


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