In the Heart of Another Country

In the Heart of Another Country The Diasporic Imagination in the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection

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" In the Heart of Another Country" explores the concept of home- of longing and belonging by artists who hail from multiple diasporas. The exhibition and the book explores the ways that physical movement- how mobility across geographies, has shaped and contoured the frame of global art today. The artists, herein, have traversed migratory routes from South and West Asia, through Africa, and the Caribbean. Many now live in dispersed sites, far from where they first believed that they belonged. Drawing on art from the international collection of Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE, " In the Heart of Another Country" showcases the work of more than 60 artists through over 150 artworks in all media, many of which have rarely, if ever, been seen outside of their original context. Recently restored installations are presented alongside contemporary acquisitions, which narrate a communal story of kinship amongst artists- one often developed against a backdrop of political turmoil and social unrest. " In the Heart of Another Country" embodies the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection' s goal to present art that posits East-East and South-South alliances, forging a meeting point- a connective tissue that nurtures a polyphonous and inclusive art history.

Book information

ISBN: 9783864423994
Publisher: Snoeck Publishing Company
Imprint: Snoeck Publishing Company
Pub date:
DEWEY: 704.94930482
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 1247g
Height: 217mm
Width: 247mm
Spine width: 32mm