Change: Three References

Immigrant Movement International, Tania Bruguera 2010-2015

IMI is a long term project based on the shared values and struggle of being an immigrant. It is educational, activist, art work, and a think thank all in one. 

There are many facets to this project. Bruguera has lived like an immigrant for a year as a performance piece. She lives with a minimum wage salary and with roommates like an unemployed Ecuadorean laborer. She also constantly holds workshops to create art to dispel negative impressions of the immigrants.

The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, 2006

Marina Abramovic, Seyed Alavi, Jane Alexander, Et Al.

This is a group exhibit on the identity of the Dalai Lama as represented through over seventy artists. They explore who he is, the roles he plays, and the themes he represents. The goal of the show is to “both engage and heal.

Synecdoche, Byron Kim, 1993

As defined by wikipedia, Synecdoche means ” figure of speech in which a term for a part of something refers to the whole of something or vice versa.” This piece deals with the abstract idea of skin tone. The squares were made by having a live model sit in front of Kim so he can intensely study a patch of their skin for fifteen to twenty minutes. 

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