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9066 is a critical survey that compares the mass incarceration of
Japanese Americans 75 years ago with the current travel ban against
Muslim-majority nations. Similarly to Executive Order 9066 which resulted
in the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans, Trump’s
executive order targets thousands of lives through unconstitutional
profiling in the name of national security.
In a new body of prints and installation-based works, Fouad explores WWII
imagery of ostracized Japanese Americans that resonate with images
from the current immigration ban. Blending and contrasting political
and cultural landscapes in his unique aesthetic, Fouad reconstructs the
narrative that blurs lines between two political moments in history.
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