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Exhibition: Baggage Claims

February 13

On view January 27 through April 22, 2018.

Baggage Claims presents the work of 17 international artists who explore the impact of today’s vast global commerce and travel on contemporary life. Using suitcases, trunks, and crates to create works of art, these artists express provocative ideas about the mobility of global culture. These ideas often refer to the humanitarian, economic, and political concerns of populations that are compelled to flee conflicts and hardship or to seek opportunities far from home. On an intimate level, baggage transports and holds personal belongings, and by implication, is a rich metaphor for individual and family histories.

This exhibition is organized by the Orlando Museum of Art and co-curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared.

Its presentation at the Weatherspoon is supported by a Kohler Grant from UNCG’s International Programs Center, UNCG’s Keker First Year Common Read, and ArtsGreensboro.

http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu
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Free and open to the public