Home and Away


November 04 – December 31, 2011

Curated by: Ting-Ting Cheng
Artists: Ting-Ting Cheng, Chu Yin-Hua, Barney & Lucy Heywood, Chong Boon Pok, Alexandra Wolkowicz, Joanna Zylinska

Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 5, 6-8pm
Join international artists Ting-Ting Cheng, Alexandra Wolkowicz, Joanna Zylinska and Chong Boon Pok in a discussion of their work. The participants will reflect on the role of art and wider cultural expression in negotiating our ideas of ‘home’. Bringing together political, economic and personal issues, they will discuss how the idea of ‘home’ has changed for them, geographically and emotionally, over the years. The Q&A session will then open the debate to the audience, asking for their memories, recollections, and accounts of both “home making” and “art making” in a global and local context.

ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present “Home and Away” a group exhibition curated by Ting-Ting Cheng.
Why do people travel? What does it mean to be away from ‘home’? Does our idea of ‘home’ change and transmute the more we travel, or does it perhaps only come into existence when we leave the physical reality behind? Can we ever simply and unproblematically ‘return home’ after our travels, and will it be the same ‘home’ we left? How do we negotiate between our past spatial memories and the new geographical locations we find ourselves in? Last but not least, can we ever really experience a new place for the first time, outside its familiar representations in maps, guidebooks, films, and news programs?
The exhibition features works by artists who use photography, video, and installation to ask poignant questions about spatial identity, geographical belonging, and the passage of time. Suspended between dream, memory, and imagination, the projects presented here offer a poetic reflection on the movement of bodies and minds across cities, continents, and cultures in the age of globalization.

For further information please contact homeandaway2010@gmail.com
& visit homeandawayart.blogspot.com

Image by Alexandra Wolkowicz, “Balcony with Mama” 2009, digital c-type print, 10×15 cm

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