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A Postcard From The Homeland

A Postcard from the Homeland is a landmark exhibition that provides a contemporary perspective on Irish culture through the lens of photographer Enda Burke

9 May - 15 May

Berlin

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Photo by Enda Burke

Photo by Enda Burke

A Postcard from the Homeland is a landmark exhibition that provides a contemporary perspective on Irish culture through the eyes of photographer Enda Burke. Curated and commissioned by Jane Gleeson, this exhibition delves into three key themes: intimacy, commensality, and cultural identity, showcasing an evolving Ireland through the lenses of art and food.

This new exhibition takes a whimsical approach to the theme of love. It features imaginative sets that serve as a canvas for Enda Burke’s tongue-in-cheek photographic narratives. Within these series, the artist portrays loved ones in playful scenarios that vividly convey the intimacy and vulnerabilities associated with love.

The world of fine art food photography has transcended mere sustenance; it now represents culture, creativity, and evolving human behaviours. While sharing food photos on social media platforms has become an integral part of our collective dining experience, it prompts reflection on a society that lives beyond the present moment in the digital sphere.

The act of sharing food serves as a powerful non-verbal expression, signalling and strengthening emotional bonds while creating moments of commensality. This connection between food and love is deeply embedded in the social fabric of human connections but is gradually slipping away. A Postcard from the Homeland invites you to rediscover the profound interplay between intimacy and commensality by veering away from romantic affiliations with love.

Enda Burke crafts whimsical sets that act as a canvas for his tongue-in-cheek photographic narratives. With a penchant for nostalgia, vibrant palettes, subtle irony, and all things kitsch, his artistic endeavours have garnered global acclaim, gracing the pages of The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and The Observer, to name a few. His body of work has been shortlisted in the Sony World Photo Awards and the Zurich Portrait Award at the National Gallery of Ireland, and included in the Saatchi Art Visions of the Future NFT and print auction.

Guzzle is an annual print publication that presents stories of creative non-fiction through the lenses of culinary and visual culture. The topic of food acts as a common thread between our contributors and enables them to engage with our readers. Each issue is created in response to a theme with issue one focusing on ‘nostalgia’ and issue two focusing on ‘love’. The themes provide a way for us to curate the publication and any related auxiliary events. From the very beginning, Guzzle has been perceived as a source of connection; connecting writers with readers, chefs and diners.

Backhaus Projects is a community-led creative hire space for all ages and backgrounds. The events are a mix of self-programming from the team at Backhaus and submissions from within the community. It is a space for all ideas big and small. The team hosts everything from screenings to workshops, talks to pop-up shops, and more.

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Backhaus Projects
Weserstr. 168
12045 Berlin

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