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St. Louis, MO
Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives
February 3, 2024–March 30, 2024
It bears repeating (and repeating) that art's relationship with changing the world is far more complex than political Contemporary Art would make us believe. If artworks have changing power, it's only through being artistically good. Luckily, one of the seven pieces here (as art, if not as politics) rules. Another works pretty well. Best is Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya's Of Soil and Sky, a tall red tapestry-and-vessels installation that gives unclouded (if literal) expression to the joys of cultural belonging and the difficulties in attaining it. Second is a set of painted wood shapes by Mee Jey, well-made and -installed but a bit pretty.