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Ignacio Evangelista and “Transvisiones 15:” Representing “The Line on the Map” and Investigating Borders (Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain 2 | June – 4 July 2015)

Transvisiones 15 is a group exhibition currently on-going in Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, showing photographs shot by Yuri Tuma, Carlos Ivan Hernandez, Maricel Delgado, Julio Galeote, Ignacio Evangelista, and Andrés Pachón during periods of work in various locations as artists in residence.

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Introducing the ‘After Schengen’ Photo Series

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The “After Schengen” photo series is about photographing some of the old border crossing points that still exist, abandoned and out of order, in some states of European Union.

Border crossings have a function of geographical boundaries, but also a coercitive role, since they prevent the free passage of people between one and another state. So, they are places that, along with a cartographic dimension, are provided with historical, economic and political reminiscences, aspects absolutely related to Landscape from a contemporary and transversal perspective.

These places that previously the Schengen treaty, delimited territories and in which the traveler had to stop and show his documents, currently appear as abandoned places, located in a space-time limbo, out of use and out of the time for which they were […]

Exhibition ‘The sea is my land. Artists from the Mediterranean’, MAXXI, Rome, Italy (4 July – 29 September 2013)

Marie Bovo, Cour intérieure, 23 février 2009. 2009. © Marie Bovo Courtesy l’artista, kamel mennour, Paris

The exhibition of photography and video art entitled “the sea is my land. Artists from the Mediterranean” is on display at MAXXI (the National Museum of the Arts of the 21st century) in Rome, Italy from 4th July to 29th September 2013. Perla Innocenti (University of Glasgow) visited the exhibition on 5th July and was inspired by works. The photographs (for example the ones by Syrian artist Ammar Abd Rabbo, one of the Arab world’s most important photojournalists) reminded her of the themes of similarity and identity discussed by Sreten Ugričić in the MeLa book European Crossroads, and of the MeLa research on networks to allow more flexible and heterogenic connections to be considered within the European/Mediterranean space.

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Research Field 01: Progress update on case study development

The research team at UNEW (Chris Whitehead, Rhiannon Mason and Susannah Eckersley) have developed a conceptual framework for their ongoing case study explorations.

This framework has developed out of a wide-ranging literature review on museums, migration, mobilities and their theories and subthemes (including for example: identity; diversity; multiculturalism; gender; politics; memory; trauma; post-colonialism). It is also based on an extensive review of relevant museums throughout Europe (EU member states, associated states, countries with agreements and countries situated within geographic Europe). A database has been created by UNEW which includes museums not only specifically focussed on migration (both immigration and emigration) as a discrete topic, but also national, regional and local museums which cover themes related to migration and mobility. These include such diverse museum ‘types’ as: history museums; Heimat museums; ecomuseums; ethnology, ethnography and folk museums; open air museums; city museums; museums specifically relating to diasporic and/or indigenous communities (such […]

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