Persona Grata, the compelling exhibition at Paris Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration

Published by Elodie D. · Updated on 7 December 2018 at 17h50 · Published on 28 August 2018 at 13h12
Persona Grata is the manifest exhibition of the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration and of the MAC/VAL. Evolving around 2 parts, this exhibition will gather the heartfelt appeals of contemporary artists facing the exclusion of the poor, migrants and the Other. Over 40 powerful works can be seen from October 16, 2018 to January 20, 2019 at the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration!

The Persona Grata exhibition will be a beautiful event! Organized collectively by the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration and the MAC/VAL, the Persona Grata exhibition is a manifesto of the current artists who stand together to denounce the reject of the Other. The reject of the homeless, reject of the undocumented people from a part of the population and politicians who look like the end of hospitality for philosophers Fabienne Brugère and Guillaume Le Blanc author of a book, La Fin de l’hospitalité.

If the press takes over the subject, for these past few years, artists took over the themes of the welcome and the solidarity and proclaim Persona Grata!

As many testimonies to approach these questions without being moralizing. It’s more about assessments or feelings about the retreats, rejects and other revolts, as well as propositions about living together, being careful of the other and the benevolence we owe one another.

At the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, a museum with a quite violent story because it’s been built for the colonial fair in 1931, we find works by Bertille Bak, Dominique Blais, Alina Bliumis, Jeff Bliumis, Halida Boughriet, Kyungwoo Chun, Philippe Cognée, Pascale Consigny, Hamid Debarrah, Latifa Echakhch, Eléonore False, Claire Fontaine, Laura Henno, Pierre Huyghe, Bertrand Lamarche, Xie Lei, Lahouari Mohammed Bakir, Moataz Nasr, Eva Nielsen, Gina Pane, Laure Prouvost, Enrique Ramirez, Judit Reigl, Anri Sala, Zineb Sedira, Bruno Serralongue, Chiharu Shiota, Société Réaliste, Dan Stockholm, Barthélémy Toguo, Sarkis...

These artists wished to send a supportive and tolerant message. Since the space wasn’t enough, MAC/VAL, an institution in Vitry offering residences to artists, will also display works by dozens of artists at the same time!

Please note that a Welcome! festival will be held from October 6 to November 11, 2018 at the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration including concerts, plays, stand-ups…

Don’t miss it!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 16 October 2018 to 20 January 2019



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