Office of International Affairs IUPUI

Art & Refugees: Shine the Light Exhibit Opening Reception

In today’s world refugee crisis, an unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, the UN Refugee Agency reports. Among them are 25.4 million refugees, the majority of whom are children. A multi-arts exhibit coming to Indianapolis in January 2019 will highlight the complex intersection of art and refugees, telling the story of perseverance that transcends cultures, time, and religion. 

Previously featured on CNN and PBS, Art & Refugees: Shine the Light will bring together glass, photography, and documentary art to create awareness of the refugee experience that crosses generations. The exhibit includes Todesmarche Revisited by Laura Donefer, an installation by of cast glass and cement footprints, some of which were taken from actual Holocaust survivors, telling the story of the forced marches and displacement. The glass installation is juxtaposed by German photographer Charlotte Schmitz’s Take me to Jermany photography installation, capturing the faces and experiences of displaced Syrians living in the Istanbul refugee camps in 2015, and excerpts of the Finding Home documentary by multi-Emmy Award Winning filmmaker David Marshall in collaboration with Deborah Haber, creator/playwright of the Moses Man: Finding Home musical. 

You are invited to join us for an opening reception with the artists on Wednesday, January 9, 4:30-6:30pm in the Campus Center Atrium


Wednesday January 09, 2019 04:30 PM
Wednesday January 09, 2019 06:30 PM
Campus Center Atrium, 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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