Exhibitions & Art, Multimedia.
Curated by Peggy Sue Amison, East Wing Gallery / Doha, Qatar 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. Utilising photography, performance and filmmaking, each body of work examines the experiences of those thrust into a culture that is markedly different from their own. 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. Through their narratives, the artists strive to disrupt accepted misconceptions about immigration and otherness in order to tell a more accurate story. By collaborating with their subjects they give voice to those who must endure mountains of dead time while tangled up in bureaucracy in order to become more than merely 'registered aliens.' Maki Namekawa is the one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Philip Glass's music on the piano and tonight she illuminates St George's with the UK premiere of his first piano sonata, written specially for her by the composer. The sonata's world premiere took place at Festival Ruhr in July 2019 and received widespread acclaim. Programme: Mozart: Camargo Guarnieri Sonatina No 3 ( in the G-clef ) Alban Berg: Sonata Op 1 Gyorgy Ligeti: Musica ricercata Philip Glass: Piano Sonata