Exhibition | Itinerant Belongings

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 5:00pm

Addams Hall, Penn Campus - 200 S. 36th Street | November 1 - November 22, 2014
Slought, 4017 Walnut Street | November 1 - December 22, 2014

ITINERANT BELONGINGS

Addams Hall, Penn Campus - 200 S. 36th Street | November 1 - November 22, 2014
Slought, 4017 Walnut Street | November 1 - December 22, 2014

The exhibition examines how artists have engaged with ideas of homeland and belonging that fail to cohere to a unitary sense of time or place. Through film, photography and performance, the artists in this exhibition explore the contours of belonging across different contexts – from the invention of nationalist social rituals to the homecoming of veterans, from the trope of the “haunted” house to that of the family portrait. The exhibition responds to the continued presence of the homeless, the displaced, and the disenfranchised in cities, both locally and globally, and revisits critical debates about art and activism in the 1980s and 1990s.

The exhibition opens on November 1 with a walkthrough at 5 pm at Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall. It will proceed to the Slought Foundation where the opening celebration will take place at 6:30.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Yael Bartana, Jamie Diamond, Andrew Moore, William Pope.L, Paul Salveson, Jessica Vaughn, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Krzysztof Wodiczko.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

The Slought Foundation, Wednesday November 5, 2014, 6:30pm : Screening of The Bombing of Osage Avenue (1986), with director and producer Louis Massiah in dialogue with Karen Beckman and Jessica Vaughn.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Thursday November 20, 2014, 6:30pm : Visiting Artist Lecture by Yael Bartana in dialogue with Professor Nora Alter.

More information : https://slought.org/resources/itinerant_belongings

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