BAGGAGE CLAIMS

Avery Lawrence, Arranging Suitcases, 2012, video

ORGANIZER AND DATES

Orlando Museum of Art
Orlando, Florida
September 15 – December 30, 2017

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina
January 27 – April 29, 2018

May – August, 2018 – AVAILABLE

Robert C. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University
Greencastle, Indiana
September 1 – December 9, 2018

Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
February 2 – May 13, 2019

June – August, 2019 – AVAILABLE

September – December, 2019 – AVAILABLE

DESCRIPTION Baggage transports and holds our belongings, and by implication our memories. As objects trunks, suitcases, luggage and crates suggest the extreme mobility of our global culture. As ideas, they refer to the humanitarian and political concerns around immigration that dominate national and international debate and policy. Luggage is a powerful emblem of uncertainty and change implying fleeing, exile and homelessness. The term baggage also carries a psychological meaning: things that encumber one’s freedom, progress or development. Baggage Claims is the first exhibition to examine new work by artists across the globe, known and emerging, who are exploring this rich and timely territory.

ARTISTS Richard Artschwager, United States; Mieke Bal & Shahram Entekhabi, Netherlands/Germany; Taysir Batniji, Palestine; Walead Beshty, United Kingdom/United States; Yoan Capote, Cuba; Abel Carranza, Mexico; Hussein Chalayan, Cyprus/United Kingdom; André Leon Gray, United States; Subodh Gupta, India; Mohamad Hafez, Syria; Dan Halter, Zimbabwe; Avery McQuaid Nelson Lawrence, United States; Joel Ross, United States; Kathleen Vance, United States; Clarissa Tossin, Brazil/United States; Yin Xiuzhen, China; Andrea Zittel, United States