Homelands

Since January of this year, artworks by the likes of David Hockney, Gillian Wearing, Langlands & Bell and Grayson Perry have found temporary homes in NGMA branches across India as part of British Council touring exhibition titled Homelands.

An exhibition of contemporary art curated from the British Council Collection by Latika Gupta, Homelands uses 80 works to tell a ‘story of home, away, and all the places in between’. Representations of memory, migration, conflict and religious identity across photography, video and sculpture explore the concept of home and its connotations in the contemporary world.

Homelands brings to an Indian public treasures from a collection whose acquisition policy since the mid-20th Century of collecting early career works by British artists has netted works by Lucian Freud, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworthand, Ben Nicholson and many more. Showing at NGMA Bangalore between July 5th and August 14th, the exhibition is accompanied by programme of curated walks, public talks and educational activities supported by Outset India.