Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Jenny Polak

ICE Escape Sign: Nathan Cummings Foundation, 2017
Inkjet print face-mounted on plexiglas
16 x 12 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Commissioned by No Longer Empty 

In the politically led crackdown on undocumented immigrants, the series ICE Escape Signs works to provide protection and sanctuary for people without immigration papers. Based on existing fire evacuation signs located near building emergency exits, these site-specific works reveal safe routes that undocumented immigrants may take in the case of a raid by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.