3 DECEMBER 2023
HOME/HOPE is a capsule exhibition centred on notions of belonging, identity and our dreams for the future at the Larnaca Biennale in Cyprus. Curated by Yev Kravt, this exhibition features 30 guest artists, all exploring the intricate theme of "home" from diverse perspectives.
Just a single letter differentiates home from hope; but does the notion of home exist without hope, and can hope truly surface without a place to call home? The subject of belonging opens up a myriad of stories, told in a multitude of ways. Home is a world we create, where we can unapologetically be ourselves. Hope, meanwhile, speaks to a world set free, brimming with possibilities. Whether our aspirations are personal or collectively shared, our inherent ambition to strive forward and evolve ushers in visions of a brighter tomorrow.
HOME/HOPE explores these intertwined notions, telling tales through the works of 30 selected artists. The exhibition takes cues from several pressing questions: how might the definition of home be changing? What constitutes hope? And crucially, how do these separate concepts reinforce one another?
The exhibition includes contributions by 30 visual artists, including: Andreas Kalli, Armen Ter-Mkrtchyan, Aukje Dekker with SEXYLAND, Benji Boyadgian, Danae Stratou, Cengiz Bodur, Droog x KesselsKramer, George Stamenov, Gohar Martirosyan, Guy Ben-Ner, HovHar, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Maria Touloupou, Melanie Bonajo, Neo Matloga, Olgaç Bozalp, Pet Liger, Raida Adon, Rosana Palazyan, Selma Selman, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Slavs and Tatars, Sunny Dolat, Tal Shochat, Tania El Khoury, Turan Aksoy, Vyacheslav-Yura Useinov, World Citizen Government and Yves Sambu.
Home in this exhibition is not merely a physical space, but an emotional, cultural, and sometimes virtual territory. It can be a refuge, a distant dream, an origin story, or even an illusion. It's often a place we go to find solace. In a globalised world, our sense of home is fluid, elusive and rich with potential. The HOME/HOPE exhibition spotlights new modes of (co)existence – and the boundless imagination that unites us, wherever we may be.
The exhibition HOME/HOPE is on show from 14 October until 3 December 2023.