Modern Forms is pleased to have loaned a work by Walead Beshty to Baggage Claims, a major group show comprising 18 artists who explore the impact of the vast scale of commerce and immigration worldwide on contemporary life. Using suitcases, trunks and crates to create works of art, these artists express provocative ideas about the mobility of global culture. These ideas often refer to the humanitarian, economic and political concerns of populations who are compelled to flee conflicts and hardship or to seek opportunities far from home.
Baggage Claims is organized by the Orlando Museum of Art and curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox, c2 – curatorsquared. The exhibition will begin a tour of museums across the U.S. in 2018:
15 September – 31 December 2017, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlanda, FL
27 January – 29 April 2018, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro NC
1 September – 9 December 2018, Robert C. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University Greencastle, IN
2 February – 13 May 2019, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN