david shrigley in 'homelands', a british council touring exhibition in india

1 January 2013
One of the year's most anticipated exhibitions opens in 4 cities across India in 2013, ‘Homelands' includes works by twenty-eight of the world's leading contemporary artists from the renowned British Council Collection, including gallery artist David Shrigley.

The other participating artists are:
Angus Boulton, Fabien Cappello, Lisa Cheung, Nathan Coley, Jeremy Deller, Suki Dhanda, Jimmie Durham, Paul Graham, Graham Gussin, Mona Hatoum, Anthony Haughey, Tim Hetherington, Susan Hiller, David Hockney, Anthony Lam, Langlands & Bell, Richard Long, Rachel Lowe, Haroon Mirza, Raymond Moore, Cornelia Parker, Martin Parr, Grayson Perry, Zineb Sedira, George Shaw, Bob and Roberta Smith, Gillian Wearing.

Delhi - Kolkata - Mumbai - Bengaluru
from January to July 2013

Curated by Latika Gupta, ‘Homelands' offers a unique take on contemporary British art by an Indian curator, and asks what, in the 21st century, ‘home' really means.

Where do you call home?

Homeland is usually defined as the country of origin, one's native or ancestral place, the country of our national identity. Today many of us live our lives across different cities and countries, through hyphenated identities: belonging here and there; traveling from one life to another; inhabiting multiple places - both physical and metaphorical. What then constitutes a homeland? Is it ethnicity? Language? Religion? Customs and beliefs?

Homelands cuts to the heart of cultural relations in the 21st century, exploring ideas of belonging and alienation, possession and loss, public histories and personal memories, nostalgic geographies and the intangible terrains of the imaginary.

For further information contact: arts.india@britishcouncil.org

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