Heat Maps: Richard Mosse at Jack Shainman Gallery

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Heat Maps, a new body of work by Richard Mosse. In the chaotic and polarizing new era of Brexit, Marine Le Pen, Donald Trump and other signs of a radical shift to the extreme right, this project charts the refugee crisis unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Mosse has documented refugee camps and staging sites using an extreme telephoto military-grade camera that can detect thermal radiation, including body heat, at great distance. The camera is used against its intended purpose of border and combat surveillance to map landscapes of human displacement. Reading heat as both metaphor and index, these images reveal the harsh struggle for survival lived daily by millions of refugees and migrants, seen but overlooked, and ignored by many.


Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2nd, from 6-8pm

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February 2, 2017

End Date

March 11, 2017


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Jack Shainman, 513 West 20th St, New York, NY

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