<p>Khadim Ali, <em>There Is No Other Home But This</em>, 2022. Installation view, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Samuel Hartnett.</p>

Khadim Ali, There Is No Other Home But This, 2022. Installation view, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Image: Samuel Hartnett.

Exhibition

5 Mar — 19 Jun 2022

There Is No Other Home But This

Areez Katki and Khadim Ali
Curator: Zara Stanhope

There Is No Other Home But This surveys the practices of two artists whose work is a space to celebrate and explore contemporary life as it connects to ancient cultures and beliefs.

Comprising of new textiles, embroideries, animation and other media, the exhibition is rich in associations with the beauty and drama of literature and history from ancient Persia, and explores their Parsi and Hazara ancestry through the eyes of the artists today.

Ali’s collaborative, large scale textiles made with women in Afghanistan combine the contemporary experiences of life in that country with his perspective on displacement in painted, sewn and moving images. These sit tellingly alongside Katki’s more sensuous embroidered references to family memories, domesticity and sexuality, and enduring fragments of Zoroastrianism and Persia, elevating distinct cultural presences in our society.

This poignant exhibition seamlessly weaves these artists’ interconnecting views throughout the Gallery space, it’s a simply beautiful exhibition you must see.