This publication accompanies the exhibition Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, at Kettle's Yard 12 November 2019 - 2 February 2020, curated by Devika Singh with Amy Tobin and Grace Storey.
Through photography, sculpture, painting, performance and film, Homelands tells stories of migration and resettlement in South Asia and beyond, as well as violent division and unexpected connections. The exhibition engages with displacement and the transitory notion of home in a region marked by the repercussions of the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, and the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, as well as by contemporary migration. The artists explore intimate and political histories, often contesting borders, questioning common pasts and imagining new futures.
The exhibition includes many new works and works being shown in the UK for the first time by Sohrab Hura, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Seher Shah, Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi and Munem Wasif, as well as a commission by Desmond Lazaro working with communities in North Cambridge and a performance by Nikhil Chopra. The publication includes contributions by Nancy Adajania, Homi K. Bhabha and each of the artists.
Softcover with poster wrap
Dimensions: 172 x 241mm