Domestic Affairs: Domesticity, Identity, and the Home

http://www.newportartmuseum.org/

Jan 20 2018 - May 6 2018

This exhibition showcases the work of contemporary artists exploring issues of domesticity and identity. Both a private and public space, the home can be personal and intimate, as well as social and political. It reflects identity, ownership, and even individual and social expectations of family life. Focusing on the exteriors of homes, domestic objects, and the domestic interior and its inhabitants, the artists in this exhibition portray domestic realms that are real and imagined to explore contemporary attitudes toward domestic life.

Whereas some of the artists take a satirical or humorous approach, others take a sentimental or nostalgic approach. Through diverse approaches and materials, artists create evocative, thought-provoking works about a place (home) and theme (domesticity) that are as hotly debated as they are cherished.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Various Media
  • Contemporary
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Lisa Barthelson
  • Nadine Boughton
  • Kara Dunne
  • and others

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