The first in a series of three exhibitions investigating changing borders and boundaries in contemporary culture.
"In a relatively benign formulation a few decades ago, Lewis Mumford suggested that we understand and experience life as an oscillation between settlement and movement. 'In Transit' redefines these poles as captivity and displacement and cautions against romanticizing the sense of balance suggested by Mumford's metaphor. The subject of 'In Transit' is both the involuntary movement by human beings through urban spaces, and the practices through which spaces are produced, shaped, and represented."
-Kostas Gounis, Dr. John Jeffries, and France Morin, exhibition brochure.
“In Transit explored the involuntary movement of people and objects through different urban spaces, and the representation, production and reconfiguration of the spaces themselves. The exhibit suggested that, in our time, displacement has become a defining aspect of the urban experience.”
-From The New Museum Annual Report, 1992-1994