Photos: Tiffany Shum
The Bentway and Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Exhibition present ‘A Nation Outside A Nation’ by Dutch artist Nadine Stijns.
Dutch artist Nadine Stijns attempts to capture the memories, dreams, and flow of capital and possessions throughout the Filipino diaspora. In addition to traditional portraits, landscapes, and still life, many of which include meticulous documentation of “balikbayan box” supplies (tax-free goods sent by Filipino migrants back to family in the Philippines), Stijns photographs a variety of visual sources and then layers the images to create a tangible depiction of migrant life. This work performs as documentation of labor migration, but it is also itself a document, an object that unites the individual migrant with their homeland.
For more information please visit: https://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/exhibition/a-nation-outside-a-nation/