Six Yugoslavian Passports
Houghton Library
Wednesday, May 16, 5.30-6.30pm

Who owns you passport? By law, passports are owned by the states that issue them, not by the people who hold them. Lives in Transit (2018), the site-specific art installation that anchors Houghton’s current exhibition Passports, seeks to address this question in its display of expired and cancelled passports bought by the co-curators on e-commerce sites. Bound as small books, they belonged to people living in the twentieth century from diverse countries –some of them now extinct (such as Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, the German Democratic Republic, and Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes). Having been deprived by time of their original function as legal documents, these passports have entered the realm of trade, and now they are displayed as both pieces of art and memory.

Join Rodrigo Del Rio and Lucas Mertehikian, co-curators of Passports: Lives in Transit, to hear about their collection of purchased passports that make up the art installation.

Email address *
Name? *
Your answer
How many people will attend with you? *
Your answer
Houghton Library is only directly accessible via a short flight of steps. Let us know if we can make arrangements to assist you in accessing the building.
Your answer
How did you hear about this event? *
Would you like to subscribe to Houghton Library's mailing list? *
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This form was created inside of Google Apps for Harvard. Report Abuse - Terms of Service - Additional Terms