DISPLACED: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS CONFRONT THE GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS
March 21 – Sept 6, 2020
SITE Santa Fe is honored to present Displaced: Contemporary Artists Confront the Global Refugee Crisis, an exhibition focusing on human migrations and displacements of the past, present, and future. Through works created in a range of media, artists from around the globe foreground forgotten histories, ask us to bear witness to the highest levels of human displacement on record, and imagine futures where migration is essential for survival. The exhibition poses critical questions around this global crisis, and illuminates the complexities surrounding the urgent social, political, and environmental issues that frame the circumstances of displacement. This exhibition takes the visitor on a powerful emotional journey, serving as a catalyst for human compassion and activism by reigniting a sense of common humanity, leveraging empathy, and cultivating understanding across communities.
The show includes the work of ten internationally acclaimed artists, and is accompanied by community-centered education and public programs that offer accessible entry points to experiencing and understanding the global refugee crisis. The goals of Displaced are to bring this vast and urgent crisis to the forefront of our visitors’ consciousness, cultivate an understanding and appreciation of refugees that reside in northern New Mexico communities, and plant a seed to inspire action for positive social change both locally and globally.
Special Events and Public Programs
A diverse array of public programs will accompany Displaced. A preliminary overview of events follows:
Friday, March 20, 2020
5-7:30 pm – Members Opening
7:30 pm – Opening Night Artist and Community Dinner
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Displaced Community Day 10 am – 5 pm
Free admission with drop-in tours with participating artists throughout the day