Be/come closer to home: Narratives of contested lands in the visual practices of Katerina Attalidou and Alexandra Handal

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Photiou, Maria 2016. Be/come closer to home: Narratives of contested lands in the visual practices of Katerina Attalidou and Alexandra Handal. Third Text. 4-5, pp. 340-355. https://doi.org/10.1080/09528822.2016.1169638
AuthorsPhotiou, Maria
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.

KeywordsMigration; Exile; Belonging; Memory; Home; Homeland; Green Line; Cyprus; Palestine; Conflict
Year2016
JournalThird Text
Journal citation4-5, pp. 340-355
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0952-8822
ISSN: 1475-5297
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09528822.2016.1169638
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619134
hdl:10545/619134
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Online27 May 2016
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Deposited31 Aug 2016
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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