Essma Imady: Thicker than Water
Meditations on the nuances of the refugee experience not told in the newsEvent Website
- Mar 15th - Jun 24th
- Thu Mar 15th, 2018 6PM - 9PM CST
- Artist Talk
- Thu May 17th, 2018 7PM CST
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis ( map )
The refugee experience has taken hold of the news and social media. However, the typical refugee narrative centers around the journey one must take to remove oneself and one’s children from danger to safety. For her MAEP exhibition, Essma Imady meditates on the nuances not told in the news—specifically, the anxiety that refugee parents face. She will create a new body of work that explores the tension inherent in the emotions that refugee and immigrant parents experience—safety and fear, familiarity and strangeness, nostalgia and heritage. Her new body of work inspires conversations on what we pass on to our children.
A filmmaker, sculptor, and installation artist, Imady grew up in Damascus, Syria, and left to study art in the United States in 2011. She received her MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2016. Her work explores the missing narratives within the art world.
Join on Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m., to hear Essma Imady discuss her current exhibition, “Thicker than Water,” on view at Mia.
Imady meditates on the nuances not told in the news. For her MAEP exhibition, she created a body of work that explores the tension inherent in the emotions that refugee parents experience—safety and fear, familiarity and strangeness, nostalgia and heritage. Her work inspires conversations on what we pass on to our children.
This exhibition is part of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, now located in U.S. Bank Gallery.