Current affairs & history

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La terra inquieta The restless earth

La terra inquieta

The Restless Earth borrows its title from a collection of poems by Édouard Glissant, a Caribbean writer who probed the question of how different cultures can coexist.

The exhibition shares in Glissant’s project pressing and necessary one that tries to describe this unstable and agitated present as a polyphony of voices and narratives. Through the works of more than sixty artists from more than forty countries – such as Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, and Turkey – and with historical documents and objects of material culture, this exhibition charts both experiences and perceptions of migration and the current refugee crisis as an epoch-making transformation that is reframing contemporary history, geography, and culture. The Restless Earth explores real and imaginary geographies, reconstructing the odyssey of migrants through personal and collective tales of exodus inspired by varying degrees of urgency and longing. The exhibition revolves around a series of geographic and thematic lines of inquiry – the war in Syria, the state of emergency in Lampedusa, life in refugee camps, the figure of the nomad or stateless person, and Italian migration in the early 20th century – which intersect with works that serve as visual metaphors for conditions of mobility and precariousness.


Format
22 x 27
Binding
brossura con alette
Pages
312
Year of publication
2017
ISBN
9788891814081
Language
Bilingue Italiano/Inglese
Genre
Current affairs & history
Publisher
Electa