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Art Exhibition, Tue 25 Feb - Sun 10 May 2020, free entry

Taus Makhacheva: Hold Your Horses

Taus Makhacheva: Hold Your Horses


With Super Taus, Superhero Sighting Society and The Unbound 

_"Imagine unclimbed mountains surrounded by voices; accounts of superhero sightings. Imagine the landscape of a tireless traveller, and attempts to move large volumes of rock (real and imaginary) with the help of winds, daydreaming and bare hands. Hold your horses."_

_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.

Central to the exhibition will be _Superhero Sighting Society_, 2019 to be installed in The Tetley's atrium. Commissioned by KADIST Foundation, Paris, and supported by narrative projects, London, the work presents a cacophony of voices resonating within a mountain-scape, and recalling sightings of various superheroes. These are not the fantastic superheroes we see in films or comic books, but instead are figures that tackle daily injustices and the loss of small worlds, such as a bookstore disappearing, or a gallery shutting down.

The exhibition will also feature _ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa_, 2018, commissioned for Liverpool Biennial 2018. Visitors will be invited to book a 30 minute _Sculptural Signature Facial_ conducted by a performer. Each treatment brings the subject into close proximity with the materiality of artworks through ingredients in the cosmetic products used, and poses the question of what it means to be a restorer, or to be restored.

Bookable dates for _ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa. 
_Sunday 16 February, 30 minutes, £15:  click here.
Wednesday 25 March, 30 minutes, £15:  click here. []

The exhibition is presented in partnership with Liverpool Biennial and supported with National Lottery funding through Arts Council England's Strategic Touring fund. With thanks to narrative projects, London.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 25 Feb - Sun 10 May 2020 00:00 to 00:00


Free entry

Free entry, open daily 10am-5pm. Except Wednesdays when our galleries are open until 8pm. 

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Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 26 Feb Tiny Tetley
Tue 25 Feb - Sun 10 May Emii Alrai: The High Dam
Tue 25 Feb - Sun 10 May Taus Makhacheva: Hold Your Horses
Sun 1 Mar LEAP 2020 / Shakti
Sat 7 Mar Leeds Heritage Beer Tours
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Mar Print Perform Present



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