Homecoming (October 2017)

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Installation image from Homecoming on view at ACRE Projects from October 7th-October 27th, 2017.

Homecoming was a three-person exhibition presenting work by Bahareh Khoshooee, Ke Peng, and Minoosh Zomorodinia at ACRE Project Galleries from October 6th- October 27th. Working across the mediums of photography, video, and installation, the exhibiting artists expanded the scope of transnational narratives to challenge notions of citizenship and sensations of belonging. Through the manipulation of digital interfaces, they collectively provided an innovative commentary on the socio-political uncertainties Diasporic communities face.

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Installation shot of Bahareh Khoshooee’s video entitled <<–space spice ,.;’]’ foreign sneeze )’///:;’.,; Sunday snooze =’;,.>> 

Originating from the international locations of Iran and China, the artists on view in Homecoming redefined place-making from multiple perspectives. Minoosh Zomorodinia exhibited Shelter, a multimedia installation that used kaleidoscopic projections to investigate the humanitarian issue of homelessness and society’s relationship to the natural world. Bahareh Khoshooee’s video entitled <<–space spice ,.;’]’ foreign sneeze )’///:;’.,; Sunday snooze =’;,.>> was an ironic exploration of the challenging process of obtaining a U.S Visa. The piece touched upon the fragility of American citizenship and how the nuances of immigration politics can complicate one’s daily experience. Your Flower Might not Blossom by Ke Peng was a meditation on maturation and becoming an adult away from loved ones. The narrative followed the artist’s grandmother who believes in the auspicious significance of lotus flowers.

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Each exhibited piece, bordering on the uncanny and the otherworldly, gave agency to Bahareh Khoshooee, Ke Peng, and Minoosh Zomorodinia as they questioned the value and intricacies of locating home. Their transnational critiques dynamically visualized their internal and external worlds through digital means, making their immigrant experiences tangible and accessible to the viewer.

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