Foreigner: Photoactivism, Representation, and the Refugee Crises – Panel & Exhibit

Presented by the Gallery Space at Wagner, John Radcliffe Studio, and the Hagop Kervokian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU

October
23
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Public
Date:
October 23, 2017
Time:
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

PANEL 6:00pm – 7:30pm | RECEPTION 7:30pm – 9:00pm 

Join us for the opening of Foreigner, the Fall 2017 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner. Curated by Frankie Crescioni-Santoni and Thomas Saxby, the exhibit features images and a short film by photographer and filmmaker Daniel Castro Garcia. It is presented in conjunction with the panel discussion Foreigner: Photoactivism, Representation, and the Refugee Crises.

The selected works are part of John Radcliffe Studio’s ongoing multimedia project documenting the experiences of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa arriving in Europe. The series originated in response to the sensationalist and violence-infused coverage of these communities by the European media.

The accompanying panel discussion brings together a roster of experts in the fields of arts & media, economics, international affairs, and public policy. The panel will explore the role of photography in offering counter-narratives to inflammatory and homogenized representations of refugees and the potential for the arts to impact public discourse and policy. Confirmed panelists include:

Natasha Iskander, Associate Professor of Public Policy at NYU Wagner, will moderate.

The program will start with the panel discussion and Q&A from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The gallery opening reception will immediately follow from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

Foreigner is cosponsored by NYU Africa House, the NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, the Wagner Refugee Action Council (WagRAC), and the International Public Service Association (IPSA). For more information, please contact wagner.gallery@nyu.edu or call 212.998.7401.

Foreigner: Photoactivism, Representation, and the Refugee Crises - Panel & Exhibit - Photography by Daniel Castro Garcia