Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter

*finding one's shadow in ruins and rubble*

Tiffany Chung. finding one's shadow in ruins and rubble. 2014 2877

Tiffany Chung. finding one's shadow in ruins and rubble. 2014. Courtesy the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art

Narrator: In this exhibition you see two contrasting works by the artist, Tiffany Chung.

Like Chung’s earlier work in the exhibition, a map composed of lines and dots documenting the numbers of individuals and spaces of displacement in Syria, the work in front of you also speaks to such fragmentation. A series of light boxes illuminating found photographs of apartment buildings—peoples’ homes—that have been reduced to rubble. With these works Chung asks, is it necessary? Is it safe? Is it even possible to return home? Or do we begin to live in refugee camps for an indeterminate, if not indefinite, time.

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