The exhibition "Traces and Masks of Refugees" attracted us, the Department for Migration and Globalisation, to visit the State Gallery of Lower Austria on September 21, 2021.

With great interest we had a look at the artworks and tried to understand the story behind the pictures during the guided tour through the gallery.

The exhibition presents works by artists living in Austria, such as paintings by Adel Dauood and photographs by Linda Zahra, people who work through their own experience of their flight in very different ways or reject it as a label of identification.

This art exhibition intends to bypass the widely-circulated (refugee) statistics and facts, to bypass the media-related furor and political debates, and instead to use individual artworks to tell personal stories.

We think that this has been well done.

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