A4 Arts Foundation
23 Buitenkant Street, District Six
Cape Town, 8001
July 11 - August 1, 2019
Group Show curated by Pippa Hetherington in collaboration with A4 Arts Foundation
Through image-making, the exhibition asks after the multiple meanings of ‘home/homeward’. The parameters of ‘home’ are explored as a physical as well as psychological construct, in memory, from history and idea, and as a place of personal sanctuary.
From global immigrants and refugees, to local communities andindividuals seeking safety, pivotal questions concerning the identity of ‘home’ emerge from the query.
In New York, at The Baxter St at the Camera Club, the graduates stage a simultaneous exhibition. This parallel show explores ‘body’ and ‘identity’,and is intended to connect artists and audiences in a cross-continental exchange.
“This will be a unique opportunity for artists and audiences to communicate in real-time across the globe. This novel concept builds an aspiration to invite inclusivity,” writes curator and graduate, Pippa Hetherington.
The ICP-MFA graduates are a group of twelve visual artists from South Africa, India, Taiwan, Japan, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and the US. The MFA programme has seen the artists working alongside one another over two years in New York, sharing curious and communal questions about home.
The exhibition consists of a collection of photographic prints (scans, archival pigment, laser) and video-work.