The home is commonly perceived as a private space, as opposed
to a public space. However, being a product of social negotiation,
the borders between the inside and the outside are permanently
being contested. In this perspective the home is not the safe
haven it is commonly understood to be, but an area in which various
forces interfere. As much as an individual withdraws into their privacy,
their dwelling projects not only the inhabitants' personal taste,
but also the social, cultural, ideological, economic, and political
parameters of their existence. The home is not a private issue.
Whether living nomadically or deeply rooted in a certain environment,
living deliberately or forcefully with others or alone, in a luxury apartment,
a suburban family home, a tent, or a gated community, the act of
dwelling inscribes the individual with social codes that become second
nature to them. Revisiting Home investigates the notion of 'dwelling'
the intersection between the individual and society. The exhibition, and
accompanying publication and events programme, combine to present
the works of artists, theoreticians, and film makers, to explore many
of the home: architecture, psychology, politics, sociology and the media.