Jihee Min, Umma (Mother), 2017, screen print on fabric, music box parts, wood and beads, dimensions variable.
Courtesy of the artist.
Mother Tongue Art Exhibition
May 13 – September 4, 2017
Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville map
Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Raafia Jessa, Jihee Min, Yvonne Singer, Shellie Zhang, Alize Zorlutuna
Language is a universal and abstract system of sounds and symbols. Yet, the social, political and cultural contexts in which a language is spoken greatly affects its development and usages. In ever increasingly globalized societies, our sociolinguistic identity is not often singular. The language we speak at home, or learned as a child – our mother tongue – may not be the same one used in our everyday lives. Mother Tongue invites us to consider the complex relationships that exist between language and identity; how it defines who we are and how it can inform visual artistic practice.