From and To: reFuge
ART DEALER STREET ONLINE EXHIBITION
Art Dealer Street is proud to present its very first online exhibition, “From and To: reFuge”
curated by Caroline Haller.
This exhibition aims to be a relevant example of how art can translate the cyclical nature of spaces where we find refuge. Themes of domesticity in discord and the physical space of refuge are examined in an attempt to tell the non-linear story of displacement and ideal refuge. re-Fuge refers to the continuous cycle of migratory movement which causes a constant shift in the definition of spaces of refuge.
Moving from place to place causes any structured understanding of “home” to disappear. “Home” becomes undefinable, and the physical shelter or refuge can be imbued with uneasiness and cultural strangulation.
Artists in this exhibition examine themes of the expelling of cultural heritage, physical spaces of refuge, memory, displacement, domesticity and the breaking down of home and shelter. Shelter and refuge take many physical forms including the mind and body.
Artists featured in this exhibition are Riley Lauren Lynch, Simone Athena Scigousky Tanja Vetter, Malvina-Carola Liuba, Hildos, Ruben Cukier, and Jean-Luc Feugeas.
Through the examination of spaces of refuge, the viewer is welcomed to consider what displacement, replacement, and ideal refuge means to each artist. This poignant exhibition acknowledges the painful reality of the many people, past and present, who have experienced displacement across the globe.
Producer: Art Dealer Street
Curator: Caroline Haller
"We all acknowledge that refuge, home and shelter mean so many different things to everyone.
We can attempt to build an inclusive world in which those that are displaced from their homes, or typical forms of shelter, can find safe spaces for refuge.
Hopefully, this exhibition has caused you, the viewer, to consider what shelter and acceptance mean from a variety of different perspectives and understandings."
- Caroline Haller