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Art Exhibition, Thu 6 Feb 2020, free entry

Taus Makhacheva & Emii Alrai Exhibitions Launch

Taus Makhacheva & Emii Alrai Exhibitions Launch


The Tetley warmly invites you to the exhibition launch of Taus Makhacheva: _Hold Your Horses _and Emii Alrai: _The High Dam. _

Join us for a night of speeches, with complimentary drinks on arrival and the first official viewing of the exhibitions!

7 February - 10 May 2020

_Hold Your Horses_ speaks to the traditions of history-making and the experience of everyday life. Makhacheva's position isn't nostalgic; instead she creates stories and even superheroes through a playful process of mixing, borrowing and assimilation. Often drawing from daily life in Dagestan and the Caucasus region of Russia, Makhacheva reflects on the day-to-day rituals, celebrations and instances of everyday heroism with a playful and humorous tone.

Included in the exhibition will be _ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa_, 2018, commissioned for Liverpool Biennial 2018. Visitors are invited to book a unique 30 minute _Sculptural Signature Facial_, posing the question of what it means to be a restorer, or to be restored.

_7 February - 10 May 2020

In a new solo exhibition, Leeds based artist Emii Alrai will present an ambitious sculptural installation taking the form of a full-scale, five metre long boat, based on a bitumen formed model found in an Ancient Akkadian gravesite.

_The High Dam_ will ask audiences to confront the history of the reconstruction of Middle Eastern artefacts and monuments in Western museums, whilst addressing ideas of identity, including the inherited and fragmented nostalgia between Britain and the Middle East.

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Thu 6 Feb 2020 18:00 to 00:00


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