April 28th - May 28th 2017
Opening Reception : April 28th 6-8pm
+81 Gallery : 167 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
Hours : Wednesday - Sunday 12-7pm
Plus 81 Gallery is pleased to present 9066, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist and designer Samer Fouad.
9066 is a critical survey that compares the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans 75 years ago with the current travel ban against Muslim-majority nations. Similarly to Executive Order 9066 which resulted in the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans, Trump's executive order targets thousands of lives through unconstitutional proling in the name of national security.
In a new body of prints and installation-based works, Fouad explores WWII imagery of ostracized Japanese Americans that resonate with images from the current immigration ban. Blending and contrasting political and cultural landscapes in his unique aesthetic, Fouad reconstructs the narrative that blurs lines between two political moments in history.
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