Blue Library 3by
On view: Dec 2, 2017-Jan 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday Dec 9, 6-10pm
Closing Reception: Jan 13, 2018, 6-10pm
The third iteration of the Blue Library is books made from the 3K Project, a photographic answer to the first US travel ban. Participating artists are from the US, Somalia, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen.
In January 2017, the President of the United States signed an executive order that would attempt to bar people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and Somalia from entering the U.S. for 90 days. Five months after President Trump signed the initial order, the Supreme Court voted to allow a limited version of the order to take effect and could only ban refugees and travelers who do not have a bona fide relationship to a person in the U.S.
The 3K Project is Lucie Foundation’s response to this order with the intention of showing the similarities of daily life in these affected countries alongside the lives of average American, while also embracing the unique cultural differences. The work will travel within the eight countries.