Enrique Ramírez, INCOMING

We are thrilled to announce that Enrique Ramirez’s video work INCOMING will now be part of the permanent collection of the Perez Art Museum in Miami. The video takes its source from the image when Sylvi Listhaug, Norwegian Minister of Migration, decided to put on a survival suit and jump in the Mediterranean Sea for a couple of minutes before being ‘rescued’ to experience a refugee’s ‘perspective.’ The artist responds to this farcical event by creating a poetic and contemplative work, composing the music for the piece with a Syrian musician who was also the person who launch himself into the cold waters of the North Sea in Stavanger. The descent into the water is shown in slow motion, an action that transforms it into a contemplative piece that goes beyond the specific event. 

 

We would like to thank the curators of PAMM and the collector Juan Yarur who supported and made this acquisition possible.

January 11, 2019
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