Millennium contributor Nina Mangalanayagam will be showing images from Homeland and her video, Lacuna in the group show Entanglement
Entanglement: the Ambivalence of Identity
14 September - 19 November 2011
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) presents an inter-generational exhibition at Rivington Place with some of the most interesting young artists working today alongside established figures. Artists Simon Fujiwara, Anthony Key, Dave Lewis, Nina Mangalanayagam and Navin Rawanchaikul reflect on the complexities of living with more than one culture. They explore their own identities, and bring past debates into the context of today's globalised society.
Cultural identity, belonging and affiliation are discussed with a mixture of seriousness, humour and irony. This poignant and original selection of sculpture, film, installation and photography shows a fascination with how the artists see themselves and how others see them, reminding us that our identities are continuously shifting as we negotiate society.
Nina Mangalanayagam, a recent graduate from the RCA, explores the fluidity of identities looking at family relationships and national identity. In the video piece Lacuna the artist attempts the ‘Indian Head Nod' which is used heavily in South Asia; the photographic series Homeland comments on traditional absurdities and the struggle to fit in. Navin Rawanchaikul's work focuses on local identity and its shifting dynamics within globalised culture. In the installation Hong Rub Khaek (Khaek Welcome) he interviews Indian migrants living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, about their experiences of making a home in a new culture.
Exhibition listings Information
Exhibition: Entanglement: Ambivalence of Identity Dates: 14 September - 19 November 2011 Venue: Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA Rivington Place public opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am - 6pm Late Thursdays: 11am - 9pm (last admission 8.30pm) Saturday: 12noon - 6pm Admission: free [email protected] www.rivingtonplace.org/www.iniva.org Tubes: Old Street/Liverpool Street/Shoreditch High St Rivington Place is fully accessible, for parking & wheelchair facilities call +44 (0)20 7749 1240