Julio César Morales, Boy in Suitcase, 2013, HD animation video with sound, 3:33 minutes, Edition of 3 + 2AP, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco.
Brian Singer/ someguy, Untitled (Driftwood), 75” w x 60” h x 5” d, Driftwood, acrylic, cotton flags, 2018.
Singer uses the flags from the five countries the United States has granted asylum to the largest number of refugees from the past several years (Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, and Myanmar) are each unraveled, disassembled and reconstructed – exploring the themes of nationalism and assimilation. For Coalition on Homelessness.
Bahar Behbahani is a New York based Iranian artist, whose research-based practice explores cultural landscapes. Through a range of media—painting, video, installation, and interactive lectures—she reinvents archival materials to question the relationship between knowledge, power, and spatial memory.
Her most recent exhibition, ‘(Up)rooted: A study on Immigrant Flora’—presented as a collaboration with her mother, Shamsy Behbahani in Brooklyn, NY—is a process-oriented and multidisciplinary exhibition, including film, photography, drawing and sound, to examine the culture of immigration.
Shamsy Behbahani is a self-taught artist and educator living and working between Iran and the United States. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1944, she studied literature, and currently—in addition to creating artwork—she leads community-oriented workshops on Hafez poetry in Iran and the U.S.. Behbahani began utilizing wearable art and other ritual sculptural objects after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. This art-making process helped her to win the cancer battle and has inspired many other women as well. She has shown her works in several group shows at galleries including A.I.R. Gallery, NYC.
JOEL DANIEL PHILLIPS, ‘Billy #5’ &‘Billy’s Orchid, 2016, Charcoal and graphite on paper (Diptych), 84 x 37 in. each. From the Collection of Pamela and David Hornik. Courtesy of the Artist, Pamela and David Hornik, and Hashimoto Contemporary.
Marina Abramović designed this poster with Illycaffè Creative Director Carlo Bach for the 50th Barcolana regatta. Image courtesy of Barcolana / Art Director Matteo Bartoli. % For Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC)
Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Uprooted, 2018, Wood, wire, dirt and sand from Tule Lake Segregation Center, 7’ x 6’. For Kearny Street Workshop
Shireen Liane, Show Us Your Papers, 2018, Printed flag and applique, 3 x 5 ft., Edition of 3. For Dolores Street Community Services