As an exhibition, /ru:t/ aims to rebuild a network of scattered individuals who’s origins lie in separate geographic roots. The artists form a peninsula of community through shared otherness, connecting through difference of homeland and culture.
The experiences of the artists are reflected in a larger body of people who transit through London, plugging into expanding diasporic networks. The works shown in this exhibition reflect the artists’ lived experiences, affect, politics of diaspora & their homelands, human condition, experience of assimilation to host country culture, emotional responses to migration, sanctions and racialised experiences.
The exhibition holds up a mirror to find yourself in others, and explores the influences from a multitude of cultural value systems that have been carried into our current urban spaces through generational histories.
MATVEI MATVEEV | JOSEPH AINA | JIWON CHA | TRISTAN GITTENS
ANASTAZIE ANDERSON | FANG WANG | YUXIAO WANG