SAVE THE DATE and don't miss our next show feat. the amazing @zadiexa @ebonygpatterson and @tpstudio! Thu, 30 March! 💥✨❤🙏 #repost @halesgallery
ZADIE XA - SVN Stacks/Moon Marauder
2015, synthetic hair on machine stitched and hand sewn fabric, 130 x 165 cm
Part of our upcoming group exhibition featuring Xa as well as Ebony G Patterson and Thomas J Price, opening next week on Thursday, 30 March. Follow the link in bio for more details!
SVN Stacks/Moon Marauder (2015), is one of Xa’s self-described ‘magical garments’
existing on the border between costume and painting. In her practice, one of Xa’s
central narratives is based on her journey retracing a traditional Korean practice: the initiation rituals for female shamans, known as mudang, which the artist imaginatively recreates in her self-made garments. The fabric surface of the work is textured witha series of coded forms, notably the ‘monolid’ and the initial ‘G’, which refers to the Ganggangsullae, an ancient Korean women’s folk dance. In this multi-layered work, the mysterious, performative and transformational nature of identity is expressed, and the concept of a fixed, authentic self is thrown into doubt.
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