New exhibition that explores the idea of home coming to Bahrain

The Place I Call Home features documentary photography duo Hussain Almosawi and Mariam Alarab

New exhibition that explores the idea of home coming to Bahrain

An exhibition exploring the idea of home for Bahraini immigrants living in the UK is coming to the Bahrain National Museum’s Art Centre this week.

The Place I Call Home will feature the work of documentary photography duo Hussain Almosawi and Mariam Alarab.

The pair travelled to London, Birmingham, Oxford and Sussex to meet Bahraini immigrants who consider England to be their new homeland.

The group were interviewed about their concept of home, identity and belonging, and how they’ve adapted (or resisted adaptation) while living in the UK.

The result is a documentary project which explores home, immigration and citizenship, and which is aimed at those “who fear immigration and immigrants”.

You can visit the exhibition at the Art Centre between January 16 and January 31, and there will be an opening event at 7pm on January 15.

The Place I Call Home will visit all of the GCC states and explores place-making, interculturalism and citizenship across the Gulf and the UK.

It has been commissioned by the British Council and curated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery, the national photography agency for Wales.
Free. Sun-Thu 8am-8pm. Art Centre, Manama (1729 8777).

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