Art can be a language shared between individuals, nations, and cultures. It can redeclare identities that have been lost or abandoned when people find new homes. It gives migrant voices a means of being heard in an otherwise unsympathetic world. As we’ve seen at Tate Exchange with our artists and Associates, art can bring up powerful questions around outsider status, legality, and identity.
But can art really transcend national and cultural borders? With Article 50 triggered and the UK preparing for an exit from the European Union, questions remain around the ability of art to have real influence in how we think about migration and belonging. Can stories spark debate about the future of migration policy? Can a work of art create a welcome? Tell us what you think below.
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