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Due to the increasing movement of peoples across national and cultural boundaries and the influence of media and technologies in our contemporary world. the notion of home is no longer necessarily defined by property lines but rather, for many, as a personal space constructed from history and myth, individual and collective memory. In the Walker Art Center-organized exhibition no place (like home). eight young international artists interweave geography. culture, and history in a way that subverts any sense of defined origin or place, any sense of home. Walker Chief Curator Richard Flood has invited artists from Cuba. Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, South Africa, the United States, and Venezuela for an exhibition that begins to map the contours of a hybrid language of globalism through works that manipulate a range of found and appropriated materials. no place (like home) will be presented at the Walker March 9-June 8, 1997. The accompanying catalogue will feature essays on both the artists' work and the exhibition's themes as well as interviews with each of the artists and extensive documentation of
their works.
The artists represented in no place (like home)-
Zarina Bhimji (Great Britain)

Nick Deocampo (Philippines)

Willie Doherty (Northern Ireland)

Kay Hassan (South Africa)

Kcho (Cuba),

Gary Simmons (United States),

Meyer Vaisman (Venezuela-United States),

Kara Walker (United States)

They have come of age in the mid 1980s and early 1990s with their presence on the international contemporary art scene underscored by recent exhibitions of work by Hassan in Berlin, Kcho in New York and Spain, and Doherty and Walker in Paris. Their work is united by issues pertinent to the last quarter of the 20th century, including access and isolation, the overlap of history and fiction, and the redefining of our sense of place. The exhibition will feature installation-based work by Bhimji, Doherty, Hassan, Kcho, Simmons, Vaisman, and Walker, some newly commissioned. Filmmaker Deocampo will be represented by retrospective screenings of his Super 8 and 16mm film work, curated by Walker Assistant Curator of Film/Video Marlina Gonzalez-Tamrong.

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