What does it mean to have a homeland that is no longer home? That single question has at least thirteen answers represented in the work of the Guyanese artists being featured at the “Un | Fixed Homeland” exhibit in Newark, New Jersey.
These Guyanese artists, both emerging and established, use photography and photo-based art including self-portraits, passport photos and both archival and present day images of Guyana to explore the relationship of what “homeland” means and the complexities of it.
“I did not carve out a rigid definition for it. I wanted people to come to a definition of what it means to a have fixed or unfixed homeland on their own,” said curator Grace Aneiza Ali, herself a Guyanese immigrant.