What are artists thinking and doing now? We hope you enjoy watching the second in our new series Three Questions, with artist Rinchen Ato.
Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Acting Head of Programme of Kettle’s Yard, says: ‘The idea for the series was inspired by Jim and Helen Ede, the founders of Kettle’s Yard. They hosted, commissioned and collected artists all of their life. Most of their friends were artists, and artists were undoubtedly the people they respected and trusted the most. So, while we are all at home, it only makes sense for us to turn to artists and their worldviews to help make sense of our new, extraordinary normal. Over the coming weeks, I am asking artists who have worked at Kettle’s Yard to answer three questions with a 2-3 minute video. Enjoy!’
Watch artist Rinchen Ato’s response, filmed at her parents’ home in Cambridge, England.
About Rinchen Ato
The photographs of Rinchen Ato (Cambridge, 1981) are an exploration of her Tibetan heritage and the fast-evolving culture of the Khampa people. Over multiple trips to her father’s homeland, spanning the past two decades, she has documented family, friends, and the struggles and celebrations of the Tibetan people living in the Kham region. Deeply aware of the visual tropes used by photographers, Ato’s work employs a sensibility that comes from her connection to the community – a community to which she is familiar.
Rinchen Ato was part of The Cambridge Show, a group exhibition staged at Kettle’s Yard in October 2019 that brought together work by twenty-two artists who live or work in and around Cambridge.
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