‘Out of Frame: Rethinking the visual narratives of migrations in Europe’ is a photo exhibition curated by Giulia Tornari, founder and director of ZONA, as part of BRIDGES co-production efforts to reflect on and create new, more inclusive narratives on migration hand-in-hand with some of the key actors involved in narrative production, such as journalists, photographers, photo editors and visual artists.
Against the backdrop of mainly negative and depersonalising stories on migration, this exhibition aims to change this perspective by shifting the reference point of the dominant narratives on this phenomenon outside the frame.
‘Out of Frame’ includes works by Miia Autio, Felipe Romero Beltrán, Samuel Gratacap, Alessio Mamo, Alisa Martynova, Aubrey Wade, and the collaborative project ‘Now you see me Moria.’ Through a diverse range of linguistic and visual approaches, all these photographers examine contemporary migration with a common will to raise awareness about migrants’ living conditions, presenting them as subjects that operate in an often complex and adverse context, which may nonetheless be reversed to become positive and integrating. The exhibition also includes a wall installation that depicts a chronology of main events related to migration and how the media portrayed them in different European countries, together with a selection of the most representative news stories on migration in these countries from 2015 to 2022.
18 December 2023 – 21 January 2024 — Galería Nueva, Madrid (Spain)
February – March 2024 (dates TBD) — Géopolis, Brussels (Belgium)