Growing dissent between groups of people in the age of globalization makes us forget that “we have far more in common than that which divides us”. “Foreign Affairs” series alters this view and brings an insight to the commonalities between cultures that are simply rendered as different.
With collaged photos overlaid with nature or indigenous weavings that symbolize life and spiritual world, the show brings together elements of different cultures into forms that harmoniously coexist. Photographic records of human existence across nations of architecture, religious effigies, people of different nationalities, protest scenes together serve as a melting pot to create connected global human experience. These images, widely ranging from the issues related to childhood, agriculture, customs, traditions, family, and friends serve to manifest human nature’s mutual existence, while reminding us the very basics of our lives: us, humans. With colorful collages, “Foreign Affairs” proposes to tear down all the walls that are built to divide us and revolt against the ones that are projected to be built by hostile politics. In the age of global war and politics that back up xenophobic sensibilities, “Foreign Affairs” urges to open up a platform to discuss, interact, and share ideas on the issues that concern our global economy, ecology, anthropology, social relations, and eventually art.