Welcome? by Amarist Studio
Amarist Studio presents a visual installation raising awareness on borders and refugees.
In a time when we are witnessing a rise in populism and an increase in the closure of borders, the Welcome? exhibition seeks to spark a debate about the meaning of border walls in our world, raising social awareness on the exclusionary attitude towards migrants and refugees in a society that expresses deep contradictions between globalization and cultural clashes. Amarist Studio challenges us to question the rhetoric and policies that seek to divide us. Inspiring us to think again about our own moral compass and our own responsibility as global citizens.
About Amarist Studio
Amarist is a duo of artists based in Barcelona, Spain. Active in Contemporary Art and Design, their work is characterized by a bold visual power and the ability to simulate the thoughts of the observer. Their work has been exhibited internationally in cities and art events such as Dubai, London, Art New York, Venice Biennale, and Art Miami; and has been published in printed media such as Forbes, Financial Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle Decoration among others.
In 2018, the duo formed by Arán Lozano and Clara Campo were selected by Forbes’ 30 under 30 Europe among the 30 most influential young people in the field of art and culture
- Exhibition opening on Friday, February 7, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Free. The opening reception will feature complimentary refreshments from Boqueria and Bier Baron. Part of Dupont Circle’s First Friday Art Walk.
- Gallery tours on Saturday, February 15 at 1pm & 3 pm. Free. Tour the gallery with Hillyer staff and get a behind-the-scenes look at the February exhibitions.
- Conversational DC: Spanish language immersion at Hillyer on Thursday, February 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Free. This immersive Spanish language event celebrates the Amarist exhibition. The format is simple: show up, meet some new people, check out some art, and have fun. No English allowed, but bringing friends is encouraged. Arts experts will be present to engage in fluent Spanish about the works in the gallery and beyond.