September 15 – December 31, 2017 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Brooker Sr. Grand Gallery
This exhibition presents the work of an international group of 18 artists who explore the impact of the vast scale of commerce and immigration worldwide 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 who 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. The term baggage also carries significant psychological meaning, referring to the burdens or blessings of those things in life that cannot be left behind. Baggage Claims is the first exhibition to present a new body of work by contemporary artists who are examining these timely themes.
Baggage Claims is organized by the Orlando Museum of Art and curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, c2 - curatorsquared. The exhibition will begin a national tour in 2018. Sponsorship is provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and Icelandic Art Center.
EXHIBITION TRAVEL SCHEDULE
Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
January 27 – April 22, 2018
Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
September 1 – December 9, 2018
Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
February 2 – May 13, 2019
Andre Leon Gray
Avery McQuaid Nelson Lawrence
A Refugee Nation
Rifugiato Mappa del Mondo
Mieke Bal, Shahram Entekhabi
Portable City: Dunhuang
A-Z 1994 Living Unit II