Close to Home
Harjeet Kaur, curator
Exhibiting artists: David Creedon, Yuval Yairi, Dana Popa, George Georgiou, Gulsun Karamustafa, Ivor Prickett, Piruza Khalapyan, Sejla Kameric
23 X 22 cm
Close to Home is an exhibition of lens-based work by a group of eight artists from across South East Europe. The exhibition explores the themes of migration and displacement as part of the wider agenda addressed by our Living Together project.
One of the underlying aims of the exhibition is to begin an investigation into the impact of certain migrant communities on a contemporary society that remains largely unaware of their existence and how these communities adapt to new landscapes and evolve within new social structures.
The exhibition was previewed in London in March and launched in Belfast in May 2008 as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, before embarking on an eight-country tour which, apart from Thessaloniki, also includes visits to the cities of Sofia, Tbilisi, Nicosia, Yerevan, Bucharest and Krakow, the exhibition’s last destination.