Manonelles Moner, Laia
January 2012
Polissema;2012, Issue 12, p181
Academic Journal
One of the potentials of art is to become a tool to focus on certain conflicts from new angles and articulate questions that cause an impact on the community. In that context art merges with philosophy, sociology, anthropology, activism, and life itself. Within these parameters several artistic experiences will be outlined to illustrate how different artists approach -from different angles- the phenomenon of migration. Among the wide myriad of perspectives from which migration can be treated it is interesting to point out the work of several artists who become speakers of the experiences of others, as exemplified by Pep Dardanyà, Marisa Gonzalez, He Chengyue and Josep Maria Martin. From a radically different angle, Santiago Sierra and the group Yes lab reproduce the same dynamics of exploitation criticized by them and push their limits, and finally, through the prism of the experience, the artist Fiona Tan explores her own migration process and investigates the construction of identity.


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