Pathway Arts

Exhibiting at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


In 2016 Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) asked Pathway Arts to be involved in a group exhibition called:

If all relations were to reach equilibrium, then this building would dissolve.

We displayed a retrospective, delving into Pathway’s work over the last four years. It was an honour to be invited to take part in this powerful exhibition, looking at asylum in the UK and across the world and bringing together artists who have used their skills to create ‘useful art’, combining arts and advocacy.

About the exhibition:

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) explores the subject of migration on Teesside and elsewhere, bringing together documents, artefacts and artworks made by Middlesbrough-based asylum seekers and refugees as well as British and international artists.

Many individuals fleeing Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Middle East and other regions arrive in Teesside, the population of which has long been formed by people from elsewhere, and the heightened ‘migrant crisis’ across Europe has accentuated the situation.

If All Relationships Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve explores an alternative perspective to the media’s often negative representation of migrants in recent times, by showcasing thought-provoking paintings, films, texts, objects and archival materials.

(Text taken from MIMA’s website)