Siah Armajani in “I am you, you are too” at Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, MN, USA

08th September 2017

Until Jan 19, 2020

At a time of heightened uncertainty, division, and geopolitical tensions, “I am you, you are too” foregrounds works from the Walker’s collections that explore contemporary life through themes of citizenship and belonging, borders and barriers, and ways in which everyday life informs our understanding of ourselves. Bringing together a diverse, multigenerational, and international group of artists, the exhibition questions how we memorialize the past and understand the social, geographic, and political structures that shape us.

The show’s title is taken from I M U U R 2 (2013), a room-scaled installation by Danh Vo that considers how collected objects, such as knickknacks and souvenirs, can communicate who we are.

In presenting a broad range of artistic approaches, I am you, you are too draws out timely questions of national identity and belonging, shifting political borders, and international and intercultural dialogue.

 

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