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Are We Free to Move About the World: The Passport in Contemporary Art

Published May 26, 2023



February 2 – May 20, 2023

Curated by Grace Aneiza Ali, Are We Free to Move About the World explores how contemporary artists engage with the passport – an archive, document, symbol, object of migration, and instrument of mobility with control – to reflect one’s freedom of movement, or lack thereof. This exhibition examines how works by key contemporary global artists trouble the passport as agents of privilege, inequity, and control. This exhibition aims to investigate how artists treat the passport as an object of inquiry, both precious and stripped of its meaning, unpacking it as an urgent response to the global migration crisis.