Wednesday, June 27, 2018

13 artists on: immigration

By Zoë Lescaze
Felipe Baeza's "Untitled (so much darkness, so much brownness)," 2016. Credit: Portrait by René Fragoso. Artwork courtesy of the artist.
Art doesn’t just reflect the world — it engages with it. Some 10 million to 15 million undocumented immigrants currently live in the United States, and their presence is the subject of fierce debate. So for the second installment of our series T Agitprop, we asked 13 contemporary artists — Alfredo Jaar, Raúl de Nieves and Hayv Kahraman among them — to submit works, many of them new and being published for the first time, in response to the subject of immigration. Here are their pieces and written statements. [More]
Raúl de Nieves's "Saint George and the Dragon," 2004. Credit: Portrait and artwork courtesy of the artist.