The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Now – March 15, 2020
Exhibit: Unpacked: Refugee Baggage

Including Palestinian textiles provided by MRSCP

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, Room 1235
School of Human Ecology
1300 Linden Drive, UW-Madison

“UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage” seeks to humanize the word “refugee.” This multimedia exhibit features the sculptures of Mohamad Hafez, a Syrian-born, Connecticut-based artist and architect who re-creates war-torn domestic interiors within suitcases. Each piece is based on interviews with refugees who were forced to leave their homes in countries ranging from Syria and Afghanistan, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and who now reside in the United States. The exhibit will be accompanied by pieces from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection.

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