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No Place (Like Home)

Group show at Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1997
Date: 9 March, 1997 until 8 June, 1997
Curator: Richard Flood
Organiser: Walker Art Center

No Place (Like Home) was an exhibition held at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 9 - June 8 1997. The exhibition was curated by Richard Flood, Curatorial Assistant, Deepali Dewan, and Curatorial Intern, Eungie Joo. The artists in the exhibition were Zarina Bhimji, Nick Deocampo, Willie Doherty, Kay Hassan, Kcho, Gary Simmons, Meyer Vaisman, and Kara Walker.

From the catalogue Foreword, by Kathy Halbreich, Director, Walker Art Center:

“While we inhabit an increasingly interconnected world, it is one in which social, economic, and political boundaries are recalculated daily by both ancient and new definitions of home, history, and hierarchy. The specificity of individual cultures, too, is apt to blur as people and ideas move with increasing fluency. The artist’s practice and mind have always been nomadic, selecting approaches and adopting sources without concerns for chronology or territory. And, yet, works of art are also made out of conditions in which an artist lives as well as his or her autobiography. This exhibition is an international one, involving eight artists who despite the geographic distance between them speak a common artistic language – a syntax composed of a space shared by the viewer and the thing made. Despite this common language of aesthetic methods, these artists create stories that are inextricably tied to the specific dramas of the places in which they have grown up and live, and the cultures they inhabit. As we move forward into a new century, there are lessons to be learned by these artists’ ability to create meaning out of both global and local structures.”

Related items

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»  No Place (Like Home) catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1997

People in this exhibition + view all 8

»  Zarina Bhimji

Born, 1963 in Mbarara, Uganda

»  Nick Deocampo

Born, 1959 in Philippines

»  Willie Doherty

Born, 1959 in Derry, Northern Ireland

»  Kay Hassan

Born, 1956 in Alexandria, Johannesburg, South Africa

»  Kcho (Alexis Leyva / Alexis Leyva Machado)

Born, 1970 in Nueva Gerona, Cuba

Exhibition venues

»  Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, United States of America