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16 January – 23 February 2020 | Zabludowicz Collection
‘No horizon, no edge to liquid’



Artists: Alvaro Barrington, Varda Caivano, Nir Evron, Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, Laura Lima, Mohamed Namou, Nam June Paik, Seth Price, Hiraki Sawa, Raqib Shaw, Nobuko Tsuchiya, Francis Upritchard and Saya Woolfalk.


“No horizon, no edge to liquid explores the concept of cultural hybridity as a space in which cultures meet: where bridges are built between societies through the processes of communication, negotiation, and translation. The exhibition includes work by thirteen artists, all of whom were born outside North America or continental Europe, although many have since immigrated there. Encompassing a diverse array of media – painting, sculpture, video and installation – the exhibition explores how varying forms of hybridity can manifest through artworks: it might be expressed through materiality, the blending of traditional and new media, the dialogue between two cultures, or the interplay between art/craft, high/low or popular/elite.”




For the public programme, we organised a drawing workshop by artist Richard Ayodeji Ikhide, and a series of reading groups looking at critical and fictional texts linking to the theme of cultural hybridity. I hosted sessions on Ocean Vuong and Nella Larsen, and co-hosted a session Clarice Lispector with Gaia Maggio.




Curatorial team: Rosa Abbott, Krishna Balakrishnan, Kateřina Čuprová, Celina Loh, Hao Long and Gaia Maggio.

Exhibition webpage here.





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