Exiled at Home
Toronto: Vtape, 2022
Amin Alsaden's programming-related essay Exiled at Home is a VTape publication co-presented with Images Festival. This essay written in conjunction with an exhibition of work that considers the feelings of alienation and longing for safer environments after losing contact with the homeland. This work acknowledges societal trauma as a cause for art to resurface in troubled times, focusing on location and language. All of the artists are either immigrants to Canada or members of the diaspora from Southwest Asia (the so-called "Middle East"), including Lebanon, Iran, Palestine, Egypt, and Kurdistan.
Participating artists include: Mona Hatoum; Akram Zaatari, Nahed Mansour; Atefeh Khademolreza; Parastoo Anoushahpour and Faraz Anoushahpour; Rehab Nazzal; and Walid Raad.
Exiled at Home, by Amin Alsaden
Participating Artists' Bios
Diagram of exhibition layout
ITEM 2022.002 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
So Much I Want to Say – Mona Hatoum
Beirut (Exploded Views) – Akram Zaatari
Archiving Voice – Nahed Mansour
Deja-vu – Atefeh Khademolreza
Pictures of Departure – Parastoo Anoushapour and Faraz Anoushapour
A Night at Home – Rehab Nazzal
The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs – Walid Raad