Surface is delighted to present Homeland, a touring exhibition by the photographer and visual artist Paulina Korobkiewicz.
Homeland addresses themes of political identity, belonging, memory and representation among migrant communities in West Bromwich and Hyson Green, the most ethnically diverse neighbourhood in Nottingham. The exhibition follows the 18-month residency of Paulina Korobkiewicz at Centrala, Birmingham. Accompanying Korobkiewicz’s work, Homeland will also include photographic projects from Sylwia Ciszewska-Peciak, Yuxi Hou, Ismail Khokon and Marcin Forys, with whom Korobkiewicz worked closely during her residency. The exhibition will reflect on the visibility of migrant communities and serve as a platform to share experiences of migration from various perspectives.
Homeland is a part of the research project Post-Socialist Britain?: Memory, Representation and Political Identity amongst German, Polish and Ukrainian Immigrants in the UK, a large-scale research project in collaboration with University of Birmingham and Nottingham Trent University exploring how and if memory is linked to political identity, and how this is manifested in a different national context. Surface is the second stop for Homeland, which previously displayed at Centrala in Birmingham.
Crafting Collective Memory: Explore ‘Homeland’ Through Art of Collage-Making with Ismail Khokon and Paulina Korobkiewicz
Saturday 9th December, 2 – 4pm
Homeland opens in the Project Space in conjunction with the annual volunteer show, Radiate, in the Main Gallery. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery Pheasantry.
Free Entry: Everyone Welcome
Opening Night: Friday 1st December, 18:00 – 21:00
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 17:00
Where to Find Us:
16 Southwell Road
For more details, high-resolution images or interview opportunities, please contact:
Qingxuan Chen or Wendy Sijnesael
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