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In Homecoming\, seven artists who were born in the United States or immigrated as children explore the theme s of migration\, ancestry and returning to their parental homeland.

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Through roughly collaged images\, Jayson Keeling explores his relationship to his culturally and spiritually disconnected homeland o f Jamaica.

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Meg Escudé traveled to her father’s hom eland of Argentina where she discovers the Italian-Brazilian circus\, Circo Orlando Orfei\, one of the oldest and most traditional of the circuses tha t still travel throughout Latin America. Living nomadically with the circus enabled her to recreate her idea of self without nationality and to be at home wherever a door was opened to her.

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Having grown up in the subu rbs of Nashville and Boston\, Akiko Ichikawa returned to J apan as an adult\, reconnecting with her culture and the familiarity she’d lost through documenting the quotidian aspects of contemporary Japanese lif e.

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In “I Wish I Was White\,” Rahul Saggar explores concepts of skin color\, acceptance\, belonging and matrimonial prospects both here and in his parents’ home country of India.

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While visiting her grandmother in Genova\, Martina Secondo Russo discovered a box of photographs her grandfather took as a soldier in Italy’s “Operation Barbarossa” campaign against Russia during World War II. Through reprinting these images\, Secondo reconnects with the grandfat her she never knew and rediscovers her roots.

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Utilizing Campbell’s soup cans\, bean sprouts and coconut milk\, Chanika Svetvilas challenges our perception of what constitutes American and what is cons idered “other.”

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After spending countless childhood summers visiting her extended family in Madhya Pradseh\, Vandana Jain retu rned as an adult. Her images show the layering of religion\, iconography an d pattern in a way that felt extremely familiar.

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ABC No R io is located at 156 Rivington Street\, between Clinton and Suffolk Streets on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Take the J/M/Z trains to Essex Street or t he F train to Delancey Street and walk one block north.

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