Stranger in the Village

Based on works by Swiss and international artists, the exhibition addresses questions of belonging and exclusion in a world that is still dominated by white thinking.

Racism is also reflected in art. The starting point for this exhibition is the highly topical text "Stranger in the Village" by James Baldwin. In it, the black American writer describes his experience of being a stranger in a Swiss mountain village in the 1950s. Based on works by Swiss and international artists, Stranger in the Village addresses questions of belonging and exclusion in a world that is still dominated by white thinking.


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Keywords: Art

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