Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home

In the fall of 2020, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston will examine the shifting notions of “home” through a multimedia project, Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home. This project will feature ten artists whose works deal with issues of displacement from their ancestral homeland in various capacities. The core of the project will exist in a virtual format. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

Home is central to our collective imagining of our place in the world. Ideas of home have taken on new meaning in this fraught moment of pandemic.

The project will be presented on an online platform designed to reach greater audiences and encourage participation and discussion. For each artist, the platform will feature ten to twelve images of artwork, a response to their work from a guest writer, short videos featuring interviews with the artists, blog posts by Halsey Institute staff and faculty and students at the College of Charleston, educational packets, and other contextual measures. The Halsey Institute will also host several virtual events with the artists and other scholars and collaborators to further explore the theme of home.

Artists and their respondents include:

Shimon Attie | Dr. Dale Rosengarten
Riccarda de Eccher | Bryan Granger
Lonnie Holley | Dr. Ted Rosengarten
Yaakov Israel | Dr. Mark Long
Hung Liu | Katie Hirsch
Jiha Moon | Lilly Wei
Dr. Fahamu Pecou | Ruth Rambo
Hamid Rahmanian | Mark Sloan
Tanja Softić | Dr. Marian Mazzone
Renée Stout | Dr. Ade Ofunniyin

Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home will be available from August 28 – December 12, 2020 at www.displacements.org. More information can be found on the Halsey Institute website at: http://halsey.cofc.edu/main-exhibitions/dis-placements-revisitations-of-home/.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

Image credit:
Yaakov Israel
84 Hantke St., Jerusalem, 2007
From the South West Jerusalem series
Archival inkjet print on archival fine paper, 33 x 41.5 inches (84×105.8 cm)