Cutting to the heart of 21st century cultural relations, Homelands grapples with the relationship between self and place in a world of transitory identities and contested geographies.
Drawn from the British Council Collection, the exhibition is a unique take on contemporary British art by the Indian curator, Latika Gupta. Including more than 80 works by 28 leading modern and contemporary artists - the exhibition excavates the idea of a 'homeland' to reveal a rich plurality of meaning; ideas of belonging, alienation, history and memory.
Latika Gupta is based in Dehli and was a finalist in The Fifth Curator competition which was organised by the British Council in 2009. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue edited by Latika and including essay excerpts by writers such as John Berger, Judith Butler and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and poetry by Tenzin Tsundue; Tsoltim N. Shakabpa and Bhuchung D. Sonam.