Intersections: Allan deSouza

The World Series

June 23 - October 30, 2011

The artist's multimedia work explores the relationship between individual experience and historical and ideological constructs. In his project for the Phillips, The World Series, deSouza responds to Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series (1940−41) with 30 photographs taken on his travels around the world that capture the condition of people on the move.


Intersections is a series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations. 

Intersections is supported by Phillips International Forum members.