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In Transit

In Transit is a multidisciplinary exhibition that focuses on the tentative, limbo-like experience of living between different cultures. The exhibition explores the stories of immigrants who traverse the no-man’s land that exists between home and hope. The lives of those fleeing from unsafe, economically depressed homelands towards dreams of a more secure future are filled with boredom, sadness, fear, and apathy. They experience the deep absence of the loss of loved ones, familiar places, and citizenship.

The photography and video works in this exhibition are created in Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, and Iran, and are testimonies to day-to-day survival alongside the struggle to find a sense of normalcy and stability and a place to call home. These stories illustrate the physical and psychological challenges faced, while additionally looking at the deeper discussion of what constitutes citizenship in the wake of the enormous migrations into Europe.

Artists in the exhibition: Tanya Habjouqa (JO), Gohar Dashti (IR), George Awde (USA/LB), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK), Stefanie Zofia Schulz (DE). •


Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5:30 – 6:45p.m.
Unfinished Mosaic, Artist Lecture by Gohar Dashti
SDSU Campus, Hepner Hall, Room 221
Free and Open to the Public
Gohar Dashti will speak about her approach to art-making and how all of her works share the same conceptual foundation, asking the question “Where is this connection coming from?” Dashti will elaborate on her links to documentary photography, sharing behind-the-scenes details of how here works are created.  This lecture is presented in collaboration with ART 104, Artists + Designers in Real Time.

Thursday, April 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception with Peggy Sue Amison
and one Artist Dance Program led by Assistant Professor, Chuyun Oh, School of Music and Dance

Thursday, May 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Downtown at Sundown

Thursday, June 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
World Refugee Day programming:
“Portraits of People in Motion” interactive program led by Assistant Professor, Kerianne Quick, School of Art + Design
Panel Discussion led by Associate Professor, Dr. Kate Swanson, Department of Geography with Otay Allies


Online exhibition catalog: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1529926 Exhibition Tour: Blue Sky Gallery, November 2018; San Francisco Camerawork, January 2019