Critical Writing Index

Exiled at Home

by Amin Alsaden

Toronto: Vtape, 2022

ISBN 978-1-7779215-0-7

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 SayMona Hatoum

Beirut (Exploded Views)Akram Zaatari

Archiving VoiceNahed Mansour

Deja-vuAtefeh Khademolreza

Pictures of DepartureParastoo Anoushapour and Faraz Anoushapour

A Night at HomeRehab Nazzal

The Dead Weight of a Quarrel HangsWalid Raad