‘Monument for Immigrants (In Advance of an ICE Raid)’
Images by Nicholas Knight Studio; and Sara Morgan
About ‘Monuments for Immigrants (In Advance of ICE Raid)’
Reminiscent of the boulder-with-plaque historic markers that are common across parks nationwide, Bejar plays with ideas of visibility both in terms of public monuments and human rights as it pertains to citizenship. In response to recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Bejar’s ‘Monument for Immigrants’ provides a utilitarian escape hatch for undocumented people to enter and safely hide inside.
Thank You: Special thanks to Melissa Levin and Vincent & Ruth Bejar.
To hear the artist speak about their work, dial (646) 217-4440 then press 1 and the “#” key. Or click below.
Para escuchar sobre la obra de arte en español, marque 646-217-4440, luego presione 11 y la tecla numeral.
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