Be/come Closer to Home: Narratives of Contested Lands in the Visual Practices of Katerina Attalidou and Alexandra Handal

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619134
Title:
Be/come Closer to Home: Narratives of Contested Lands in the Visual Practices of Katerina Attalidou and Alexandra Handal
Authors:
Photiou, Maria ( 0000-0003-0997-8868 )
Abstract:
Women from Cyprus and Palestine are citizens of divided countries and have experienced conspiracies and invasions that have confiscated their homelands. This article investigates visual practices of women artists and the ways in which they are embedded in the space of each location. It aims to reflect on artists' experiences of borders, location and narrations of homeland. It focuses on the artistic practices of Greek-Cypriot artist Katerina Attalidou and Alexandra Handal, who engage in questioning and challenging issues on homeland, borders, history, citizenship, identity and exile. This article will enquire as to how the idea of homeland 'real or imagined' is represented in visual works and will investigate how the usage of images and narratives can challenge the concept of home. Through the discussion of images this article will consider how these practices serve as a reminder of exile and develop a critical understanding of contemporary events and our reaction to them.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Photiou, M. (2016) ‘Be/come Closer to Home: Narratives of Contested Lands in the Visual Practices of Katerina Attalidou and Alexandra Handal’, Third Text, 29 (4-5), 340-355
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Third Text
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619134
DOI:
10.1080/09528822.2016.1169638
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09528822.2016.1169638
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Research, Innovation and Academic Enterprise

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPhotiou, Mariaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31T12:26:19Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-31T12:26:19Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationPhotiou, M. (2016) ‘Be/come Closer to Home: Narratives of Contested Lands in the Visual Practices of Katerina Attalidou and Alexandra Handal’, Third Text, 29 (4-5), 340-355en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09528822.2016.1169638-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/619134-
dc.description.abstractWomen from Cyprus and Palestine are citizens of divided countries and have experienced conspiracies and invasions that have confiscated their homelands. This article investigates visual practices of women artists and the ways in which they are embedded in the space of each location. It aims to reflect on artists' experiences of borders, location and narrations of homeland. It focuses on the artistic practices of Greek-Cypriot artist Katerina Attalidou and Alexandra Handal, who engage in questioning and challenging issues on homeland, borders, history, citizenship, identity and exile. This article will enquire as to how the idea of homeland 'real or imagined' is represented in visual works and will investigate how the usage of images and narratives can challenge the concept of home. Through the discussion of images this article will consider how these practices serve as a reminder of exile and develop a critical understanding of contemporary events and our reaction to them.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09528822.2016.1169638en
dc.subjectMigrationen
dc.subjectExileen
dc.subjectBelongingen
dc.subjectMemoryen
dc.subjectHomeen
dc.subjectHomelanden
dc.subjectGreen Lineen
dc.subjectCyprusen
dc.subjectPalestineen
dc.subjectConflicten
dc.titleBe/come Closer to Home: Narratives of Contested Lands in the Visual Practices of Katerina Attalidou and Alexandra Handalen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalThird Texten
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