Home from Home

Ceramics by international artists working in Britain

5 October - 4 November 2017

CAA is delighted to present Home from Home – an ambitious exhibition project which explores the ways in which creativity and making are interwoven with identity and a sense of belonging in the lives of 25 contemporary ceramicists, whose cultural inheritance originates outside England and who have come to live and work in the UK (post-childhood). These artists hail from across the globe and come from a variety of religious, ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Yet they have shared a common experience: that of entering British society and working to make a place for themselves in a foreign culture. For this project, each artist has considered the heritage of their birth and cultural origins in terms of the development of personal and professional identities. Home from Home will explore whether the act of developing an artistic voice has helped these individuals to feel more a part of British society – are they at home in England? Is the UK a ‘home from home’?

Participating makers include co-curator Kochevet Bendavid (Israel) and Svend Bayer (Denmark and Uganda), Charles Bound (USA), Carina Ciscato (Brazil), Karen Downing (USA), Delfina Emmanuel (Italy), Ferri Farahmandi (Iran), Edith Garcia (USA), Ashraf Hanna (Egypt), Regina Heinz (Austria), Akiko Hirai (Japan), Bonnie Kemske (USA), Jin Eui Kim (South Korea), Gabriele Koch (Germany), Agalis Manessi (Greece), Marcio Mattos (Brazil), Valeria Nascimento (Brazil), Magdalene Odundo (Kenya), Jitka Palmer (Czech Republic), Merete Rasmussen (Denmark), Aneta Regel (Poland), Laurance Simon (France), Zahed Taj-eddin (Syria), Yo Thom (Japan) and Takeshi Yasuda (Japan).

Please scroll down for Special Events taking place during the exhibition and information on the publication which accompanies it...

Akiko Hirai

Agalis Manessi

Carina Ciscato

Kochevet Bendavid

Special Event: Meet the Makers
Saturday 14 October, 3-5pm

Join us in the gallery for the opportunity to meet some of the exhibiting makers in Home from Home, in this informal ‘Meet the Makers’ event. Confirmed artists are Kochevet Bendavid, Bonnie Kemske, Agalis Manesssi, Gabriele Koch, Valeria Nascimento, Delfina Emmanuel and Regina Heinz. Light refreshments will be served, this event is free and drop in.

Special Event: Panel Discussion
Wednesday 18 October, 7-8.30pm

A rigorous discussion in an intimate setting looking at some of the issues and ideas explored in Home from Home. Chaired by Christine Lalumia, Executive Director of CAA, with panellists Kochevet Bendavid, Zahed Taj-eddin and Bonnie Kemske. This is sure to be a fascinating evening and the debate will also be opened up to the audience.

Tickets cost £10 which includes the welcome drink. Booking is essential and places are limited. Please contact us on 020 7620 0086 or shop@caa.org.uk to book your place.

Special Event: Meet the Makers
Saturday 4 November, 11am-1pm

Join us in the gallery for the opportunity to meet some of the exhibiting makers in Home from Home, in this informal ‘Meet the Makers’ event. Confirmed artists are Kochevet Bendavid, Ferri Farahmandi, Yo Thom, Marcio Mattos and Jitka Palmer. Light refreshments will be served, this event is free and drop in.

The Home from Home exhibition catalogue features essays by co-curator Kochevet Bendavid, our executive director Christine Lalumia, writer Robert Teed and art critic David Whiting as well as profiles on each of the exhibiting ceramicists. An A4, 44 page colour catalogue, it is an excellent accompaniment to the exhibition, £10

CAA wishes to extend grateful thanks to Arts Council England for their generous support of the whole Home from Home project.

Aneta Regel

Takeshi Yasuda

Jin Eui Kim

Laurance Simon

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