Migrating Worlds: The Art of the Moving Image in Britain
Featuring Theo Eshetu (b. 1958), Isaac Julien (b. 1960), Rosalind Nashashibi (b. 1973), Charlotte Prodger (b. 1974), Zina Saro-Wiwa (b. 1976), Zineb Sedira (b. 1963), John Smith (b. 1952), and Alia Syed (b. 1964), Migrating Worlds foregrounds work that addresses the relationship between people and place, especially the effects of dislocation incurred by the movement of individuals, both forced and elective. Through a common emphasis on nature and its landforms, whether urban topography, wilderness, or the surfaces and depths of the seas, these artists address questions of identity and place, exploring the colonial exploitation of peoples and the environment, and their contemporary legacies in our ceaselessly changing world.
Migrating Worlds: The Art of the Moving Image in Britain is curated by Matthew Hargraves, Chief Curator of Art Collections at the Center. The exhibition coincides with the release of Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989 (fall 2019), edited by Erika Balsom, Sarah Perks, and Lucy Reynolds, and published by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British At and Yale University Press.
Works from this exhibition are presented in multiple locations throughout the Center, including Nashashibi’s Electical Gaza (2015) and Prodger’s SaF05 (2019), which are being shown in the Lecture Hall. Please visit the Center’s online calendar for a full schedule of screening times.