Exhibitions co-curated with Miguel Ángel Hernández-Navarro
Video artists from across the world provide their vision regarding movement, some but not all specifically on migration, a large-scale phenomenon which also took place after the Zuiderzee was closed off. Hence the choice of the Zuiderzeemuseum, following the city of Murcia where many migrants begin their journey - and Miguel and I began this project. Movement is the central focus point of this exhibition, both the movement of people and that of images. Both migration and video are forms of movement, which makes for an overdetermined relationship between the two. For the remaining part of the exhibition, 2MOVE is a collection of extremes: the 23 artists were particularly led by their own imagination, instead of the limitations of a conceptual unity. Each installment added one or two local artist, so that the exhibition grew.
2MOVE: Estéticas Migratorias
Sala Verónicas and Centro Párraga, Murcia Spain, 8 March - 13 May 2007
2MOVE Migration + Video
Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, 20 September 2007 – 6 January 2008
2MOVE/ Migratory Aesthetics
Stenersen Museet, Oslo, Norway, 27 March – 11 May 2008
2MOVE: Migratory Aesthetics
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Ireland, 3 May – 2 June 2008;
Belfast Exposed, Belfast, UK, 3 May – 6 June 2008
Coordinated by Niamh Ann Kelly and Siún Hanrahan
The exhibitions were accompanied by two international “Encuentros”, intensive workshops of three days each. A book publication resulted, Art and Visibility in Migratory Culture
We had a fantastic cast of participating artists, many attracted by the concept and the attempt to move beyond a thematic exhibition. The artists participating included the Atlas Group/Walid Raad, Ursula Biemann, Célio Braga, Cinema Suitcase,Conce Codina,Denis Connolly & Anne Cleary, Keren Cytter, Olafur Eliasson, Wojtek Doroszuk, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Mona Hatoum, Anthony Haughey, Samira Jamouch, Liza Johnson, Farhad Kalantary, William Kentridge, Daniel Lupion, Zen Marie, Michael McLoughin, Melvin Moti, Pedro Ortuño, Javier Pividal, Jesús Segura, Thomas Sykora & Zen Marie, Roos Theuws, Gary Ward, and myself.