Aesthetics of Migration

02.02.2015

Nahrain Al-Mousawi published an essay about “Aesthetics of Migration” on www.ibraaz.org featuring the Yesckas piece in Tarifa.

In Grenada, stencilled street art by Yescka shows two figures running toward each other, one white and holding a surfboard and the other black and holding a life preserver, presumably to identify the African and the European runner. The art again evokes the notion of ‘collision of worlds’ between migrant and tourist in the same contact zone, but where one experiences the same site as holiday space and the other experiences it as prison or cemetery.

Read the essay here: www.ibraaz.org/essays/116/