Exhibition opening: Detours
14 March 2017 18.00–21.00
On Tuesday, 14th of March, we invite you to the opening of our new exhibition, Detours. This exhibition shows close encounters with people living in forced displacement. On the opening night, you can meet some of the artists behind the work, and hear the stories of how they were created.
Detours is an exhibition about people who were forced to flee from their homes. It consists of various small exhibitions and installations that give you an insight into what it is like to live in displacement, on many different levels.
18.00 Artist talk
Director of Exhibition Liv Astrid Sverdrup in dialogue with the photographers behind three pieces of the exhibition: Natalie Naccache, who created a diary-inspired portrayal of the life of five young Syrian women, who fled to Lebanon before the war; Omar Imam, a Syrian photographer, who captured surreal photos in a refugee camp in Lebanon, and Liam Maloney, who has photographed Syrian refugees, as they sent text messages back home to their families.
19.00 Official opening of the exhibition
With Pia Prytz Phiri from UNHCR, Geir Lippestad from Oslo City Government, Mani Hussaini, AUF and Liv Tørres, Nobel Peace Center.
Music by Torgeir Waldemar.
The opening of the Detours exhibition is free, and open to everyone. Welcome!