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Aug, 2019

Keren Benbenisity: How the Light Gets In

Opening Date: September 7, 2019
Exhibition Dates: Sept 7 - Dec 8, 2019
Location: Johnson Museum of Art
114 Central Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853

how the light gets in is an exhibition about the movement of people across the globe and the welcome cracks that develop in our notions of borders and nation-states—“that’s how the light gets in,” Leonard Cohen sang in his 1992 song “Anthem”:

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

The exhibition brings together an international group of 58 artists and artist teams and collectives, ranging in age from their twenties to their nineties and representing 29 countries of birth and residence. Their work engages with themes of migration, immigration, displacement, and exile. Artworks including drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, and video will be installed in all of the Museum’s temporary exhibition galleries, contemporary collection gallery, lobbies, and on the facade and grounds.

More information about the exhibition and additional programming can be found here.

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