The new exhibition co-curated by KV Duong and Hoa Dung Clerget, will be on display at the museum from the 19th April.
The newly commissioned exhibition titled No Place Like Home (A Vietnamese Exhibition) Part II is a new contemporary art exhibition featuring a group of Vietnamese diasporic artists presenting works about the theme of home through the Vietnamese cultural lens.
Visitors are set to be greeted by an urban landscape installation constructed from Vietnamese plastic stools, highlighting the psychogeography of migrant populations. The main room showcases object-based works on a low white table, inviting viewers to sit on bamboo carpets to engage with the works. Meanwhile the fluid, curvilinear table shape intentionally breaks from the traditional administrative and patriarchal table, fostering dynamic interaction with the objects and each other. The table facilitates transmission of knowledge, experiences, and self-gifts, for artistic voices of marginalized second-gen immigrants.
Talking about the exhibition, Sonia Solicari, Director of Museum of the Home comments, “taking food together has long played a part in the social transmission of culture. For diaspora populations, food is a signifier of traditions, places, languages and contexts that live in memory. No Place Like Home brings this all together in a way that is moving, thoughtful and uplifting, and I can’t wait to hear what our audiences say.”
For the duration of the exhibition, there will also be a range of events including workshops, a panel discussion, performances, and food sharing.
To find out more about the exhibition visit: https://www.museumofthehome.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-and-installations/no-place-like-home/