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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell (3 August – 24 September 2017)

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving image, soundscapes, objects and textiles and interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space that explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

The exhibition is open Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm.

The exhibition is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults (detailed separately).




Pump House Theatre,
Battersea Park,
SW11 4NJ

Nearest train/tube:
Battersea Park and Queenstown Road stations

Visit Event Web Link

Start date: 03/08/2017
End date: 24/09/2017
Open from 11:00 to 17:00

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