Publication design for the Areez Katki & Khadim Ali There Is No Other Home But This exhibition at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
There Is No Other Home But This surveyed the practices of two artists whose work is a space to celebrate and explore contemporary life as it connects to ancient cultures and beliefs.
Ali’s collaborative, large scale textiles made with women in Afghanistan combine the contemporary experiences of life in that country with his perspective on displacement in painted, sewn and moving images. These sit tellingly alongside Katki’s more sensuous embroidered references to family memories, domesticity and sexuality, and enduring fragments of Zoroastrianism and Persia, elevating distinct cultural presences in our society.
The publication weaves these artists’ interconnecting views & work throughout the book, amplifying the traditional practices deployed by each artist through texture, stitching & open-binding.