Image Credit: Michael Wells, Southern Arizona, 2010, Photograph, Courtesy of the Artist
It’s a Smart Talk Road Trip to the Phillips Museum at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster. A new exhibit at the museum, titled Hostile Terrain, is a timely art expression on migration and border crossing between Mexico and the United States.
Hostile Terrain is a multi-media installation that utilizes material drawn from the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), which is a long-term research, education and art collective. The UMP employs a combination of archaeological, forensic, ethnographic, archival, and visual approaches to document and understand the often-secretive migration between Latin America and the United States. The art installations focus on sensory expression to illuminate the world of clandestine migration.
The Hostile Terrain exhibit is a collaboration between curator Jason De León, artist Lucy Cahill, and founding UMP photographer Michael Wells. They appear on Smart Talk to discuss the exhibit and its inspiration.
Also appearing on the program are Amy Moorefield, Director of the Philips Museum of Art and Kourelis, an Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at F and M about how the exhibit can be used as a teaching tool.