Alistair Hudson, director at mima, is running a Director’s Bremain
Bar at the opening of If All Relationships Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve exhibition on migration.
Served will be #SourBrexit made by Company Drinks on the occassion of the EU Referendum and taste tested in Barking and Dagenham.
The new exhibition at mima explores the subject of migration on Teesside and elsewhere, bringing together documents, artefacts and artworks made by Middlesbrough-based asylum seekers and refugees as well as British and international artists.
Many individuals fleeing Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Middle East and other regions arrive in Teesside, the population of which has long been formed by people from elsewhere, and the heightened ‘migrant crisis’ across Europe has accentuated the situation.
If All Relationships Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve explores an alternative perspective to the media’s often negative representation of migrants in recent times, by showcasing thought-provoking paintings, films, texts, objects and archival materials. It shines a light on the recent headlines around housing conditions for asylum seekers in Middlesbrough.
Contributors and artists include the Collection of Investing in People and Culture, Right to Remain, Babi Badalov, Chto Delat, Burlesque Design, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Isabel Lima, Stephanie Misa, and Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, among others.
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art