This spring WAM is excited to present Baggage Claims, an exhibit that examines the significance of the things we carry with us through the lens of luggage. Suitcases and crates symbolize the movement of people and belongings across the world, and they evoke the political and economic concerns that incite and result from this travel. Baggage can also take on a psychological meaning, referring to memories and emotions caused by past events that linger into the present. Baggage Claims features…
Baggage is a metaphor for individual and family histories. At the preview party for Baggage Claims, contemplate the meaning of “baggage” and how your migration or travels have influenced your life; explore how objects create spaces for people to feel safe with CarryOn Homes; and view a short film on what the idea of home means for migrants. Enjoy a playlist of songs inspired by the travel and migration of the artists featured in Baggage Claims created by DJ Chamun and nosh on small bites.
Plus meet artist Avery Lawerence in the galleries! He will be performing in his installation Arranging Suitcases from 7 to 9 p.m.
FREE admission. Cash bar (WAM members receive a free drink*).
Baggage Claims is organized by the Orlando Museum of Art and curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of curatorsquared – c 2.
Exclusive VIP Reception*
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Members at the Founder level and above are invited to a private reception before the preview party with Judith Hoos Fox, co-curator of Baggage Claims, and artists Zoe Cinel, Preston Drum, and Peng Wu of CarryOn Homes, featured at the preview party.
Space is limited. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* To become a member or a VIP, visit wam.umn.edu/support.
Image: Joel Ross, Room 28, 1997, vintage suitcases, mixed media, found material. Courtesy of the James Hotel, Chicago; courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.