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As part of our exhibition Homelands, curatorial assistant Alina Khakoo has been exploring the relationship between Jim Ede, founder of Kettle’s Yard, and South Asia.

Between 1917 and 1919, Jim Ede travelled around India whilst doing military service in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers. In his unpublished memoir (1946) he reflected that this moment had the ‘most reverberations of any period’ of his life. These reverberations are explored in the Jim Ede and India display in the Edlis Neeson Research Space. Here you can also pick up a map of objects in the Kettle’s Yard House that bring to life the entangled histories of South Asia, Kettle’s Yard, and Jim and Helen Ede.

Black Feast, 1962, Avinash Chandra. Photo: Stephen White

Once back in England, Jim Ede stayed connected to South Asia. During the 1930s, when he was back in London working as a curator at Tate, he was exposed to a wide network of Indian artists and scholars. Jim and Helen Ede regularly hosted people at their Hampstead home, 1 Elm Row, including Indian classical dancer Uday Shankar and Gertrude Emerson Sen, a scholar of South Asia.

Jim Ede and India relates this history through rare archival documents, photographs, letters and artworks, while the map shows how it unfolds in the home of Jim and Helen Ede.

Jim Ede and India display, 12 November – 2 February 2020, Kettle’s Yard. Photo: Stephen White

Find out more about Jim Ede and India by watching our video.

You can also hear Alina talk more about the display and Jim’s time in India here.

Jim Ede and India finishes on 2 February 2020, so make sure you don’t miss it!