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Immigration

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Books

Former US president George W. Bush unveils portraits of immigrants in new book

But blowback has been swift against the hobbyist painter, whose immigration policies while in office included the creation of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Somali artists put their art on the map in Minnesota

Rochester Art Center engages with Soomaal House of Art at a time of rising anti-immigrant rhetoric

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Native American

President Trump blows up Native American grave site for his border wall

“Sacrilegious” act on Unesco-recognised site in Arizona which contains remains of Indigenous peoples

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Performance art

How one artist is using theatre to draw attention to the EU asylum problem

Staging of a refugee trial asking audience to determine the fate of an asylum seeker poses questions about the 'theatrification' of migration issues

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Immigrant artist residency launches—steps from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

The Peru-born, North Carolina-based painter Renzo Ortega is the inaugural artist-in-residence at Palm Beach’s New Wave Art Wknd festival

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Exhibitions

Three Boston exhibitions confront migration and displacement

From thermal heat maps to diagrams outlining escape routes for undocumented immigrants

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Can art bring the walls down? Washington DC show explores the migrant experience

Exhibition at the Phillips Collection is curated by Massimiliano Gioni and will include works by Arshile Gorky, Mona Hatoum and Vija Celmins

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Somerset House photography show celebrates the different faces of modern Britain

Work by ten artists aims to highlight the diverse experiences of immigrants to the UK and considers what multiculturalism means today

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Refugees

Global refugee crisis brought to the fore in United Nations installation

Artist Kate Daudy will also unveil works in London later this year inspired by King Tutankhamun’s treasures

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Exhibition at Brooklyn’s Green-wood Cemetery shows a day in the life of immigrants seeking sanctuary

Photographs of people young and old who hope to avoid deportation have been installed along the fence of the historic site

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Disasters & destruction

New York cemetery opens its doors to art to honour dead migrants and victims of Hurricane Maria

Artist creates an altar incorporating objects from Puerto Rico and invites visitors to add their own

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Exhibitions

Stedelijk explores design solutions created in response to the refugee crisis

Solution or Utopia? is the first of five exhibitions planned by the museum to tackle issues of immigration

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Triennale di Milano: art effects empathy as forced migration anchors show

The Restless Earth explores the divisive subject currently preoccupying global media

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Syria

The plight of Syria’s artists as the conflict enters its fifth year

Artists carry on, even on the front line, but exiles face an increasingly precarious situation

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Artist interview

Interview with Bruce Weber: “We had to work fast—and run”

Photographer Bruce Weber has spent seven years recording the plight of Miami’s Haitian community