Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm
The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, New York
Free and open to the public
MA Curatorial Practice presents "Double Disappearance: A Symposium about the Undocumented Memorial of 9/11," which looks at the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the National September 11 Memorial as a case study to understand the importance of memorial culture, representation and the complexities of the identity of migrants. The symposium will bring together migration studies scholars and artists to open a new dialogue about September 11. The symposium frames 9/11 as a landmark event in the construction of negative narratives on immigration and the consequences of a double disappearance: one from the everyday social life and a second from the official narrative of history.
Curated by program fellow Andrea Valencia Aranda. Participating artists are Andrea Bowers, Alexandra Délano, Camilo Godoy, Pablo Helguera, Guadalupe Maravilla, Benjamin Nienas and Harriet Senie.
MA Curatorial Practice is proud to present this as the first of its spring 2019 Major Year-End Projects. The symposium is being co-presented by The 8th Floor, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.