University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Recent CHGS exhibition at Wilson Library

Recent CHGS exhibition at Wilson Library

Displaced: The Semiotics of Identity 
Special exhibit on display from April 27 through May 13, 2016

"Syriana," Melissa Boric
Untitled, from "Silence is Golden," Bette Mittelman
"Herbert Fantle," Felix de la Concha
Displaced: The Semiotics of Identity is an on-site installation and digital exhibition that invites contemplation on issues of displacement, survival, and identity. Displacement is a deeply personal experience, and yet one that is implicitly collective.

The curators are students from the semester-long Department of Art workshop "Be the Curator: Curatorial Theory and Practice." Local art educators, curators, and artists helped guide the process of making a relevant and meaningful exhibition, which involved intensive group exploration of the value of artistic expression, how to establish a scope of artworks and objects that is inclusive and exclusive, and design an exhibition that is educational and engaging. 

Co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Center for Holocaust And Genocide Studies, and the Department of Art.