“The border beneath which Syrians disappear in the night is just a hair’s breadth: no distance to speak of. People go in, people come out; they traverse this distance in the peaceful still of night, although few will find peace at their destination.”
—Samar Yazbek, The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria
Join us for a discussion with Moroccan-French artist Bouchra Khalili; Syrian journalist, novelist, and activist Samar Yazbek; and Canadian philosopher Joseph Carens on the personal, political, and cultural ramifications of the current global refugee crisis. The conversation will be moderated by Bernard Haykel. Learn more: http://mo.ma/1OAHd5l
Organized by The Museum of Modern Art, in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations.
This conversation is part of Citizens and Borders, a series of discrete projects at The Museum of Modern Art related to works in the collection offering a critical perspective on histories of migration, territory, and displacement.
This Citizens and Borders conversation is made possible by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.
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