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Gohar Dashti, 
Stateless (2014-15)
Image © The Artist 
Gohar Dashti, 
Stateless (2014-15)
Image © The Artist 


In Between / In Transit
6 March – 4 May 2020 

Featuring works by: 
George Awde (USA/LBN), Stefanie Zofia Schulz (DEU), Omar Imam (SYR), Gohar Dashti (IRN), and Tanya Habjouqa (JOR). 
Curated by Peggy Sue Amison (IRE/USA).

In the 21st century it has become increasingly common to be born into one culture only to re-establish oneself elsewhere for a variety of reasons. Most recently, we have witnessed this transience through a multitude of news reports covering the journeys of thousands of refugees fleeing from war torn countries. For those forced to leave home, they find themselves suddenly trapped in an unsettling limbo - waiting for permission to be 'accepted' on multiple levels. This in-between existence presents new hardships with devastating challenges that tear down and reshape one’s sense of identity.

Of course mass migration is by no means a new phenomenon, but for the artists in this exhibition, their examination of these circumstances opens up new possibilities to explore, in a very intimate way, these life-altering changes. Using a mix of different media they translate their experiences and share a deeper understanding of this ordeal.

In-Between / In-Transit presents works by a group of artists whose focus rests on this tentative, limbo-like experience. Each project engages a different narrative and reflects on how civilization is constantly shifting. Utilizing photography, performance and filmmaking, each body of work examines the experiences of those thrust into a culture that is markedly different from their own. Their stories illustrate the challenges faced, both physically and psychologically, revealed in ways that go far beyond what is recognized as ‘traditional documentation’ or classic photojournalism.

Preview: 5:30 pm, Thursday 5 March, 2020 -
all welcome