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from the September 2014 issue

Fragile States: Artwork from freeDimensional

Organized by freeDimensional, Fragile States is a group exhibition with artists from Iran, Burma, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Syria, and Malaysia. Fragile States explores the physical and psychological experiences of persecution and forced displacement. The artists featured in the exhibition share a common experience of having to leave their country of origin after facing threats, violent assault, imprisonment or torture as a result of using their creative practice to voice the concerns of their communities.

Featured artists: Owen Maseko (Zimbabwe), Zunar (Malaysia), Kianoush Ramezani (Iran), Chaw Ei Thein (Burma), Khaled Barakeh (Syria), Arahmaiani Feisal (Indonesia), and Issa Nyaphaga (Cameroon). 

freeDimensional supports culture in the service of free expression, justice and eqaulity by protecting critical voices through create safe haven residency programs, mobilizing crticial resources and services, and quick-response funding to remove cultural activists from dangerous situations. For more information, please visit 

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