Exhibit of Michigan Anthropology professor Jason De León’s Undocumented Migration project


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  • Host Department: Anthropology
  • Date: 01/24/2013
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Location: Institute for the Humanities Gallery, 202 S. Thayer, room #1010

  • Description:

    Hosted at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery (202 S. Thayer, room #1010), this exhibition presents traces of the human experience--backpacks, water bottles, border patrol restrains, and other objects left behind in the desert by undocumented migrants on their journey into the U.S. This in combination with video shot by Richard Barnes on location along the U.S./Mexico border comprises State of Exception, the first major curation of the work of U-M anthropologist Jason De León’s Undocumented Migration project. This collaboration between artist/photographer Richard Barnes, De León, and curator Amanda Krugliak considers the complexity and ambiguity of the found objects and what they may or may not reveal in terms of transition, human experience, culture, violence, and accountability.


    Two days of events are planned around the exhibit:


    Jan 23rd, 5:00 pm: Student Workshop and Panel Presentations, 2435 North Quad

    Jan 24th, 4:00 pm: Panel discussion with Stephen Brighton, Kathryn Ferguson, Robin Rieneke and Jason De León.

    Jan 24th, 5:30 pm: Opening Reception

    Jan 29th, 12:30 pm: Lecture by David Ramirez


    About the State of Exception Collaborators and Exhibit