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Human Proof Fence: Artist Conversation & Closing Celebration

  • East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier Street Saint Paul Minnesota 55106 (map)

The East Side Freedom Library invites you to tour the exhibit
and continue the conversation prompted by this art

Friday, November 16th, 7:00pm
Conversation with artists and closing celebration

ESFL founders have long been haunted by the 2002 Australian film, "Rabbit Proof Fence," which told the story of three mixed race Aboriginal girls who escaped from a re-education camp in 1931 by following a thousand mile fence (which had been erected to contain rabbits) back to their home community. Inspired by this story, we shaped the concept of an art exhibit to be called "Human Proof Fence."

With the support of the Marbrook Foundation, ESFL has convened five visual artists with direct or allied experiences of dislocation, confinement, borders, walls, and resettlement. For six months, Aye Lwai, Rosie Say, Ger Yang, Pacha Galavix, and John Matsunaga have had conversations with each other. They have created powerful visual expressions of their communities' experiences.

East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul
Free and open to all and 651-230-3294

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