September will see an ambitious multi-disciplinary whole-island exhibition, featuring the work of acclaimed UK, international and Jersey-based artists -all exploring the concept of ‘home’ in the 21st century.
September sees ArtHouse Jersey launch one of its most ambitious projects to date, exploring the concept of ‘home’ with an exhibition of newly commissioned works that will be shown in and outside of its gallery space. Expertly curated, No Place Like Home features the work of local and internationally acclaimed artists and invites Islanders to consider their ‘home’ on a personal, national, global, and even cosmic scale.
Launching at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 (running until October 15, 2023), the exhibition features 23 gallery-based artworks and three external installation pieces, all of which explore ‘home’ from the micro to the macro, including considerations around Jersey’s housing crisis and international perspectives on the health of our planet. While we live in a time when this can be a complex and serious subject, the pieces on display are often playful and interactive and invite the viewer to reflect on their own interpretation and experience.
No Place Like Home showcases artists working in a variety of mediums, from sculpture to tapestry to interactive installations where visitors can make themselves at home in a temporary living room. It will perhaps challenge people’s perceptions of what an art exhibition can be, and it has been designed to appeal to a broad variety of ages and not just those with a firmly established interest in art.
Curator Rosalind Davis and Producer/Curator for ArtHouse Jersey, Laura Hudson, said: “Rosalind and I wanted to create an exhibition where everyone can feel at home. A key aim of ArtHouse Jersey is to make the arts accessible to the wider community, which is why we were drawn to a subject matter that will mean something to everyone. Home is, of course, a loaded term, and its connotations will be different for all of us.
For many, it will be a sanctuary, but for some, it may have less positive associations. No Place Like Home builds a rich narrative and delves into personal stories, global issues, childhood memories, and speculative worlds, as well as the bleak realities of the current housing market. The artists do not shy away from difficult issues but rather tackle them with inventiveness, pathos, humour, and a generosity of spirit. Alongside the gallery works, three installations will be announced in the coming weeks that will take their place in surprising settings around the Island.”
At ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House
+ unexpected locations around the Island
Tuesday 5 September to Sunday 15 October 2023