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).
Jin Eui Kim
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