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Reimagining the Global Village
October 11, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - December 4, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
Throughout the pandemic, the ability to connect and work with someone beyond our immediate reach has brought us closer to creating a global community while acknowledging our varied situations. Artists have always found ways to subvert barriers and distill the importance of human connection through their work and words – reimagining the world as an interdependent network. Technologies enable artists and collectives to circumvent political boundaries and network in unprecedented ways. The objects they create together translate key issues that go unnoticed in everyday channels of information.
“Reimagining the Global Village” features work by more than 30 artists and collectives, created collaboratively between artists and between artists and communities in more than 18 different countries. Their work reveals the importance of human connection and showcases strategies artists have adopted to create a more connected and caring world. The work addresses issues currently weighing down on our planet and the global community: refugees at borders, ruptures in cross-cultural communication and climate change. These issues are of great magnitude, often too intimidating for any one person, community or country to address. Internationalism might just be the key to finding a solution to the world’s problems. This exhibition provides tools to break away from isolationist thinking, acknowledging artists as points of connection and the work they produce through collaboration as bridges.
Curated by Nirmal Raja ‘08 (Painting). This exhibition is generously sponsored by Fiserv.