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Taysir Batniji: Home Away from Home

03/14/18 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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547 West 27th St 4th Floor Map

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14-03-2018 12:00:00 14-03-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York Taysir Batniji: Home Away from Home | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Join Aperture and the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès for the opening reception of Home Away from Home by Taysir Batniji, the third recipient of the Immersion, a French American Photography Commission program. Palestinian French artist Taysir Batniji brings together photographs, selections from family archives, drawings, and writings to explore the sense of dislocation and the different ideas of "home" experienced by various members of his family who immigrated to the United States from the Middle East. The work Batniji has created during visits to Florida and California strives to connect to and understand his "American cousins" through their daily lives, the objects that surround them, and the homes they have made. The resulting photographs and portraits, interviews, and sketches from memory of the family homestead in Gaza question what it means to share a history—even among relative strangers—and what happens to a sense of past and of belonging when opting for new identities and homes. Home Away from Home is a singular and intimate portrait of Batniji's own familial diaspora. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=284469 Aperture Aperture

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Join Aperture and the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès for the opening reception of Home Away from Home by Taysir Batniji, the third recipient of the Immersion, a French American Photography Commission program. Palestinian French artist Taysir Batniji brings together photographs, selections from family archives, drawings, and writings to explore the sense of dislocation and the different ideas of "home" experienced by various members of his family who immigrated to the United States from the Middle East.

The work Batniji has created during visits to Florida and California strives to connect to and understand his "American cousins" through their daily lives, the objects that surround them, and the homes they have made. The resulting photographs and portraits, interviews, and sketches from memory of the family homestead in Gaza question what it means to share a history—even among relative strangers—and what happens to a sense of past and of belonging when opting for new identities and homes. Home Away from Home is a singular and intimate portrait of Batniji's own familial diaspora.

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