DESPITE IT ALL WE NEVER LEARN
November 22 - December 14, 2019
Reception: November 22, 6-9 PM
M Contemporary Art is pleased to present Despite It All We Never Learn, a solo exhibition of photographs by Kenny Karpov. The exhibition will present a selection of images from Karpov’s time spent in the Mediterranean Sea between 2015-2019 working with various NGOs, and is curated by gallery owner Melannie Chard. Despite It All We Never Learn is intended to help raise awareness of this humanitarian crisis, as well as highlight our shared humanity, as too often peoples’ stories remain abstract and distant from us.
The exhibition is part of a broader mission of Karpov’s to share the stories of the many refugees Karpov encountered during his time in Europe, and one of these projects is a book also entitled Despite It All We Never Learn. The book describes the agonizing first person narratives and impossible decisions that refugees have to make as they head toward what they believe is a better life.