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Going Home

by Art21

December 20, 2018

1:59:49 total runtime

“I want to carry my home with me all the time, like a snail,” mused Do Ho Suh in the second season of our Art in the Twenty-First Century series. The idea of home can be translated in a variety of ways: from a literal representation found in built structures and hometowns, to the feeling of acceptance discovered by a new place and community. Regardless of the path, a homecoming provides an opportunity for self-reflection and an undeniable source of personal and creative discovery. “Is this how your home is?” recalled Pepón Osorio as among the common viewer reactions to his installations, to which he would reply, “It isn’t–I am making a very calculated intervention.”

This collection of films explores how artists address the concept of home. Themes of contradiction, coming-of-age, blight, and immigration are all confronted with the use of sculpture, photography, and video works. “When I got here, I thought this was home,” said Lynda Benglis upon her first trip to Ahmedabad, India. “When you go any place else, it is lonely, and colorless.”

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