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The Sea is the Limit exhibition brings together works by international artists who are addressing the issues of refugees, borders, migration and national identity. Drawing on both historical and contemporary narratives that shape identity and opinion, the artists question the meaning of nationalism, free movement, inclusion and exclusion.
Using the language of painting, drawing, sculpture, video, installation and virtual reality, the artists explore some of the complex experiences and emotions associated with borders and migration, statelessness and belonging. The works in the exhibition do not offer solutions to the migrant crisis, but instead draw attention to its challenges in a meaningful way.
Curated by Varvara Shavrova, The Sea is the Limit features the works from international artists Halil Altindere, Mohammed Sami, Nidhal Chamekh, Susan Stockwell, Taus Makhacheva and Varvara Shavrova.
The exhibition was presented at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, York Art Gallery, York, UK and now at The Seas and the Mobility of Islamic Art. This conference looks primarily at the mobility of material culture–things or buildings, what they look like, what they are made of, and who made and consumed them.