Art and Refugees Symposium

  • April 6, 2017
  • IU Global and International Studies Building, Room 1060
  • 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
  • 8:30 AM
  • Free

This day-long symposium will combine scholarship, performance, practice, and an art installation and will investigate the complex intersection of art and refugees. The symposium views art as a social and political agent and as an illustration of human struggles and accomplishments. Symposium participants will explore the refugee situation alongside an array of artistic expressions, as well as the artists, sociopolitical contexts, analytic frameworks, and global trends from which art about refugees is created and defined. And, in so doing, participants will explore the refugee experience through multiple lenses, from the political and cultural, to the aesthetic, economic, intimate, and historic. The symposium’s overall goal is to use art as an entry point to more meaningfully and intimately understand the experience of refugees.

Art and Refugees Symposium
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  • IU Global and International Studies Building, Room 1060
  • Free