Installation view of the exhibition, "Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter." October 01, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Reena Saini Kallat. Woven Chronicle. (2011-2016). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photographer: Jonathan Muzikar. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, U.S.A. Digital image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Art and Migration

February 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Target Gallery
General Admission $20; My Mia Member $16; Investor+ Free; Youth 17 and Under Free

“When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Art and Migration” considers how contemporary artists are responding to the migration, immigration, and displacement of people today. The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of movement on record—the United Nations estimates that one out of every seven people in the world is an international or internal migrant who moves by choice or by force, with great success or great struggle.

Through artworks made since 2000 by 20 artists from countries such as Colombia, Cuba, France, India, Iraq, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this exhibition highlights diverse artistic responses to migration. Ranging from personal accounts to poetic meditations, the artwork features a range of mediums, including sculpture, installation, painting, and video.

This exhibition is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.