Nevin Aladağ, Kimsooja, and Nari Ward Create Visual Metaphors for Migration, Exile, and Belonging

Nevin Aladağ, Kimsooja, and Nari Ward Create Visual Metaphors for Migration, Exile, and Belonging

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“It is safe to say that the United States is in the midst of a deep crisis of identity, fueled by nationalism, fear-mongering across the political spectrum, and denial about the legacy of migration. Worlds Otherwise Hidden at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City features work by three artists who materially and abstractly tackle notions of blended culture and identity. The aesthetic commonality of works by Nevin Aladağ, Kimsooja, and Nari Ward, and the overlap in their separate practices of using found objects, creating chance combinations, or cultivating a layering of symbol sets to represent complex definitions of self, create a cohesive exhibition full of inviting surfaces and subtle implications.” –– Sarah Rose Sharp, Hyperallergic

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