A Practice for Everyday Life

This publication accompanies the 2019–20 Kettle's Yard exhibition Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, curated by Devika Singh with Amy Tobin. Through photography, sculpture, painting, performance and film, the exhibition engaged with displacement and the transitory notion of home, in a region marked by contemporary migration, the repercussions of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan and the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. Featured artists explore intimate and political histories within their work, often contesting borders, questioning common pasts and imagining new futures.

Our design represents the three countries using connected half circles, echoing the hopeful form of the rising sun. This is enclosed in a slipcover created from a folded poster, featuring works by every exhibiting artist, providing a parity in representation to emphasise the unity that the exhibition sought to emphasise.