There Is No Other Home But This surveys the practices of two artists whose work is a space to celebrate and explore contemporary life as it connects to the ancient cultures and beliefs of families: Khadim Ali and Areez Katki.
Comprising of embroideries, animation and other media, the exhibition is rich in associations with the beauty and drama of literature and history from ancient Persia, and explores the artists’ Parsi and Hazara ancestry through the eyes of the artists today.
Ali’s collaborative, large scale textiles made with women in Afghanistan combine the contemporary experiences of life in that country with his perspective on displacement in painted, sewn and moving images. These sit tellingly alongside the Katki’s mores sensuous embroidered references to family memories, domesticity and sexuality, and enduring fragments of Zoroastrianism and Persia, elevating distinct cultural presences in our society.
This poignant exhibition seamlessly weaves these artists’ interconnecting views throughout the Gallery space, it’s a simply beautiful exhibition you must see.
Read THINKING OUT LOUD with AREEZ KATKI - An article about the thinking, influences, and processes that informed There Is No Other Home But This.