Join us for a symposium exploring themes from the Homelands exhibition, with contributions from eminent contemporary artists, researchers and writers.
On the day we will be joined by:
Syed Manzoorul Islam
£15 (£7.50 for concessions), booking recommended, lunch and refreshments included
Homelands brings together ten artists concerned with belonging and displacement in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. This exhibition explores the instability of home, citizenship and nationality in a region marked by colonialism and its repercussions – including the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, and the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, as well as contemporary migration across South Asia.
Through photography, sculpture, painting, performance, and film, Homelands tells stories of migration and resettlement as well as violent division and unexpected connections. The artists engage with intimate, political, and environmental histories, often contesting borders, finding common pasts and imagining new futures.
The galleries and Education Wing are fully accessible. There is a ramp from the entrance area to the ground floor galleries. There is an accessible toilet located on the ground floor, just in front of the lift.