The Unhomely is a group exhibition of Amir H. Fallah, Ann Shelton, Diedrick Brackens, Future Retrieval, Mie Olise Kjærgaard, and Paula Wilson.
On view from June 29th to August 18th, 2017 at Denny Gallery NYC , The Unhomely explores the experience of being an artist in a globalized art world as the borders begin to literally and figuratively close, through the lens of Homi Bhabha’s post-colonialist idea of the “unhomely” presented in his 1992 essay “The World and the Home.”
He writes that the word “captures something of the estranging sense of the relocation of the home and the world in an unhallowed place…. The home does not remain the domain of domestic life, nor does the world simply become its social or historical counterpart. The unhomely is the shock of recognition of the world-in-the-home, the home-in-the-world.” This idea is used to further refer to the lack of recognition that many here in the U.S. have of the new ideological goals of our home country, and how those politics have impeded on the boundaries of private and professional lives. The artists in the exhibition explore issues of the global circulation of culture and cultural producers, alongside of issues of alienation from the ideas of “home.”
Opening reception on Thursday, June 29, from 6 to 8 p.m at Denny Gallery, located at 261 Broome Street in New York City.