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Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives

How can narratives – visual, textual, and oral -- bridge divides between migrants and the communities in which they settle? Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives brings together the work of local and national artists who craft narratives of migration and holds space for migrants and those affected by migration to tell their stories.

Featured artists include Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Arleene Correa Valencia, Zlatko Ćosić, Mee Jey, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, Kiki Salem, Rafael Soldi, and Laurencia Strauss. An experiment in collaborative curating, the exhibition demonstrates how stories can shift entrenched attitudes toward immigration and how art can foster connections between migrants and the communities in which they become a part.

Moving Stories invites all to participate in a slate of free programs associated with the exhibition. (Don't worry, there will be more reminders.)

  • Opening reception with a participatory ritual led by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya and remarks from the organizers – The Luminary, 2:00pm, Sat., Feb. 3 (ritual to commence at 2:30)
  • Mitos y Folclor (Myths and Folklore): Storytelling Workshop facilitated by local arts educators José Garza and Miriam Ruiz - The Luminary, 2:00pm, Sat. Mar. 2
  • Rafael Soldi Artist Talk – Steinberg Auditorium at Washington University, 12:00pm, Fri., Mar. 22, organized in partnership with the Sam Fox School’s MFA program in Visual Art, the Program in Global Studies, and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

Moving Stories is also excited to promote upcoming events organized concurrently with the exhibition by partners and friends of the project.

  • Palestine Teach-in facilitated by artist Kiki Salem – The Luminary, 7:00pm, Thu., Jan. 25
  • Sam Fox Public Lecture by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya – Steinberg Auditorium at Washington University, 5:30pm Thu., Feb. 1

Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives reflects the work of an organizational partnership between Moving Stories and The Luminary. Moving Stories is a collective of Washington University researchers supported by a programmatic grant from the Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures. Moving Stories in the Making would not have been possible without the support of the Mark S. Weil and Joan M. Hall Fund for Art History and the Department of Art History and Archaeology at WashU.