Diaspora Now! – Contemporary Arts around the Homeland (وطن)

Today a great many people around the world find themselves caught up in wars or disasters. Some have no option but to stay there and remain trapped there while others are driven away from their homes, a return to their homeland impossible. These problems are endemic around the globe and rock the entire world. In today’s contemporary art, some artists seek means of expression in new lands, gathering artistic subjects and standing alongside refugees, and they showcase their works in an effort to draw the world’s attention. It is our pleasure to showcase these art works - responding to the state of affairs today - in Gifu prefecture, the birthplace of Chiune Sugihara who helped to save so many displaced persons during the Second World War.
mounir fatmi
     
Larissa Sansour
"The Lost Springs"
©2011 mounir fatmi

"In the Future,They Ate from the Finest Porcelain"
Courtesy of Laurie Shabby and the artist
©2016 Larissa Sansour

 
Akram Al Halabi
Mirna Bamieh
Akram Al Halabi,"Never forget"in'Cheek'
©2012 Akram Al Halabi

"No Flag Flutters in the Wind"
©2015 Mirna Bamieh

 
Randa Maddah
KYUN-CHOME
"House"
©2016 Randa Maddah

"New Faces"
©2015 KYUN-CHOME
photo:Kenji Morita

Exhibition
Diaspora Now! – Contemporary Arts around the Homeland (وطن)
Period
November 10, 2017 – January 8, 2018
Open Hours
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (no admission after 5:30 p.m.)
* Open until 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. on November 17, December 15 (no admission after 7:30 p.m.)
Museum closed
November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 25 – January 2nd, 2018
Admission
Adults \900 (Group \800), College Students \700 (Group \600)
Free of charge for preschool children and school students
*Group discounts apply for groups of 20 or more
Organizer
THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, GIFU
Artists
mounir fatmi Larissa Sansour
Akram Al Halabi Randa Maddah
Mirna Bamieh KYUN-CHOME