CrossingBorders (We are all Immigrants!)
What Borders are you willing to cross?
An exhibition of works by members of Global Art Project, an international multimedia collaborative collective with over 60 members from 17 different countries.
Exhibition concept: The Borders are wide, various, concrete and philosophical, offering an illusion of safety and definitive organization of reality ignoring the shifts in need and agendas at play at any given time on the international stage and the internal stage.
Borders as a theme not defined, but implied. The obvious way to look at Borders is as it relates to geographic demarcation and socio-political implications, the artists in this exhibition take it one step further; Borders that confound and limit us personally; Borders to be psychologically challenged, broken through and/or accepted.
Risk is the enemy of Fear. Love is the enemy of Hate. Change is the enemy of Complacency. The artists in this exhibition are familiar with Borders and how it manifests in their lives as creative human beings. Emphasis must be given to the importance and timeliness of this exhibition as an outlet for frustration and anxiety as artists attempt to illustrate, enact and represent both change and consciousness raising on a world-wide scale as well as on a personal level in a time when systems are seemingly breaking down in regard to personal expression and freedom.
Your donation, no matter how large or small, will help with the steep costs associated with traveling this exhibition to venues in the United States; packing, shipping, and PR.
The next venue that will host CrossingBorders is Nine Eighteen Nine Gallery at the VAPA Center in Charlotte, NC.
Carl Heyward, founder of GLOBAL ART PROJECT (GAP),
an international collaborative collective with 60 members working in 17 countries.
Akiko Suzuki, Mikel Frank and Joanne Rogers
A poem by Ana Gabiño (member of Global Art Project)inspired by CrossingBorders:
Ghosts of Borders,
a dead girl on the road, so many borders on their heads, sad songs and a lost passport.
Memories of broken squares and rules.
Delirium, thirst, voices,
Ghosts on the borders, children on the border, families crossing the TIDES,
Men and women, priosioneros in the borders.
CHILDREN IN IT
Ghosts on the border.
Dreams, a backpack and the lost passport.
Ghosts in the borders.
Past Exhibitions of CrossingBorders:
Visitatiestraat 2 - 9040
Sint-Amandsberg, Ghent – Belgium
August 31 - September 15, 2019
Curated by: Ron Weijers, director of 10dence Gallery, the Netherlands and
Carl Heyward, founder of GLOBAL ART PROJECT (GAP)
Crossing Borders TWO
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
3525 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549
September 3 - October 3, 2020