We are once again living in an epoch of global change — cultural, political, and economic. The Mediterranean, like in the past, is the epicenter of these events. We are once again seeing mass migration, armed conflicts, but also brilliant displays of humanity and empathy.
The project is a series of 9 porcelain figurines, colorfully painted in the tradition of 18th century European porcelain, and a multimedia installation, depicting various states of the sea. AES+F created nine porcelain figurines that address the migration crisis in the Mediterranean through the lens of European history and tradition, exploring human empathy and the conflicting feelings arising from encounters with the other.
- AES+F, Mare Mediterraneum #3, 2018, porcelain, paint, 34 x 34.3 x 22.6 cm.