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“Accounting for the complex and multi-faceted experience of refugees is vital, just as it is critical to underline that their decision to take refuge is a valorous act of defiance.”

Publication: “Refuge as Defiance.” Miriam Cahn: ME AS HAPPENING. Edited by Gaëtane Verna. Berlin: Hatje Cantz and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 2022.


Keywords:  art, contemporary, artist, Miriam Cahn, painting, sculpture, film, video, installation, refugees, immigrants, displacement, dispossession, fleeing, escaping, mass movement, journey, homeland, exile, vulnerable, frail, burden, persecution, defiance, courage, Mediterranean, sea, drowning, Arabs, Muslim, South West Asia, North Africa

Image: Miriam Cahn, Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe, and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris