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Migration Now!

Price
Out of Stock
Institutional Price
$800

ORGANIZERS: Favianna Rodriguez and Roger Peet

EDITION: 140

YEAR: 2012

PRINTING INFO: Thirty-seven prints with custom paper encasement. Printed at Mullowney Printing in San Francisco and at Flight 64 in Portland, OR.

“Migration is a lens through which we can interpret contemporary society and the focal point around which so much turns: race and culture, gender and sexuality, class and representation, economics and the natural world; new ideas, bad ideas, the harshest cruelty and the most open arms – all are there, spinning in tight orbit around people’s innate desire to move.”

Migration is a phenomenon, not a problem – something that simply is. The right to migrate and to move freely is our human right. When societies restrict or choke off the movements of their citizens, they end up doing the work of a dam- they generate power and control floods, but in doing so they destroy life and wreck the surrounding space.

Migration Now! was a print portfolio co-produced by Justseeds and CultureStrike (CultureStrike is now part of the Center for Cultural Power) which explored the social, cultural, and emotional facets of immigration.

We attempted to re-imagine migration as an inevitability, a social practice not to be prevented but to be related to. All migration starts with social relationships. When people move, they are going either towards their families or communities, or more often, away from them. They move to help their relatives, or support them by leaving. People migrate because their homes stifle them, because those homes become burdens they need to shed in order to have full lives. They move in search of opportunity, or to escape their past, or to simply survive. They move because of lies they are told and that they come to believe, and they move to fulfill the most beautiful and fragile of dreams. Migration is fundamentally about our right to move freely across planet Earth, in search of our fullest and best selves.


Check out all of the individual prints in this portfolio, and bios of the participating artists, on the Migration Now! website.


We offer exhibition copies of all of our portfolios for loan to schools, galleries, libraries, community spaces, and other institutions and organizations that want to temporarily exhibit our work! Check out this page for more details and to get started!


 

Associated Artists

Other Artists
Lalo Alcaraz, Felipe Baeza, Irina Crisis, Raoul Deal, Emory Douglas, El Mac, Art Hazelwood, Ray Hernandez, Oscar Magallanes, Cesar Maxit, Claude Moller, Oree Original, Diane Ovalle, Julio Salgado, Imin Yeh, Ernesto Yerena Montejano

Subjects
EducationHealthHistoryPolice & Prisons
Welcome

Welcome

We Arrived: A Collective Reflection on Immigration

We Arrived: A Collective Reflection on Immigration

WHERE

The Art Gallery @ Cesar Chavez Student Center
San Fransisco State University
1650 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132

Our “Migration Now!” portfolio will be up alongside work by Josue Rojas, Victor de la Rosa, Project IDEAS, and Clinica Martin-Barò & Carlos Cartagena. Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22 from…

Border Art

Border Art

WHERE

Idyllwild Arts
Parks Exhibition Center Gallery
52500 Temecula Road
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Justseeds/CultureStrike’s Migration Now portfolio will be on exhibit, along with work by Monica Villareal, Postcommodity, Zeke Peña, and Justseeds member Melanie Cervantes!

Migration Now! at Paul Robeson Gallery, Newark

Migration Now! at Paul Robeson Gallery, Newark

WHERE

The Box at Express Newark
Rutgers University
54 Halsey Street, 3rd floor
Newark, New Jersey USA 07102

Our collaborative portfolio with CultureStrike, Migration Now! is on exhibit at Rutgers University.

Lines Drawn

Lines Drawn

WHERE

DiverseWorks
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Artists reimagine, disrupt, and question received notions of borders and boundaries. Featuring our Migration Now! portfolio.

People Power

People Power

WHERE

Express Newark
Paul Robeson Galleries
54 Halsey Street
Newark, NY 07102

A panel discussion on grassroots arts organizations and the role of collaboration in creating accessible, democratic, and community-driven arts initiatives. Featuring the speakers: Lisa Conrad, Newark Print Shop Evonne Davis,…

Book Arts & Social Justice

Book Arts & Social Justice

WHERE

Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, California

Justseeds’ Migration Now! portfolio is included in Book Arts & Social Justice: Unfolding New Perspectives exhibit. Unfolding New Perspectives features print and bookworks that explore a wide range of social…

Migration Now! @ Michigan State University

Migration Now! @ Michigan State University

WHERE

MSU Museum: Entry Hall
409 West Circle Drive
East Lansing, Michigan

At a time when our nation is consumed by debates over immigration policies, these artworks powerfully remind us our common humanity and of the forces that drive many millions of people to travel and relocate around the world.

Migration Now! @ Christian Brothers University: Memphis

Migration Now! @ Christian Brothers University: Memphis

WHERE

Beverly + Sam Ross Gallery
Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway S.
Memphis, TN 38104

Our Migration Now! portfolio (a collaboration with Culture Strike) is on exhibit in Memphis, Tennessee in the Beverly + Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University. We’re showing alongside Vanessa…