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Artists in Exile at Yale University Art Gallery
Mu Xin, Pure Mind amid Colored Clouds, 1977-79. Ink and gouache on paper. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of the Rosenkranz Charitable Foundation at the request of Alexandra Munroe and Robert Rosenkranz, b.a. 1962, 2010.84.13. Copyright Estate of Mu Xin, courtesy Mu Xin Art Museum


Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss & Hope
Through December 31, 2017

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St.
New Haven
203-432-0600
www.artgallery.yale.edu

The Yale University Art Gallery is pleased to present Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope, a novel investigation of the experience of exile in the visual arts. The exhibition spans 200 years of art history and presents works by more than 40 exiled artists from nations across Europe, the Middle East, East and Southeast Asia, and the Americas. By juxtaposing exiles from different cultures and time periods, and high- lighting a number of women artists, the exhibition expands on the narrative that consistently prevails in other publications and exhibitions-that of white, male artists who fled Europe during
World War II. The show also reflects on and redefines the notion of exile, showing that it can be either a condition forced upon an individual-due to factors like genocide, war, or discrimination-or a chosen path, a means of separating oneself from surroundings that suffocate creativity. Much of the work created by these artists illustrates their trauma and a sense of loss; at the same time, it also shows innovations in form and technique, as artists adjusted to their new environments and experimented with different styles and means of expression.

Artists in Exile seeks to tell these stories of loss and hope, and to demonstrate the ways in which the experience of exile is universal. The exhibition is divided into four sections that trace
various themes related to the exile experience: home and mobility, nostalgia, transfer and adjustment, and identity. These four themes bring together more than 100 diverse objects-including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photography-and serve as entry points into the exile narratives of their makers. Drawn mainly from the Gallery's encyclopedic collection, the exhibition is enriched by key works on loan from other institutions and private collections.

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