Exhibition

100 Carat Diamond

12 Mar 2020 – 22 Mar 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
12:00 – 17:00
Sunday
12:00 – 17:00

ArtWorks Project Space

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Buses: 123, 158, 230
  • Tube: Blackhorse Road Station - Victoria Line tube & overground train

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Barbican Arts Group Trust is proud to announce ArtWorks Open 2019 prize winner Yang Xu’s solo exhibition 100 Carat Diamond.

About

Overrun with mysteries and multiple readings and begging numerous questions, 100 Carat Diamond brings together recent works mirroring reflections on Xu’s identity constructed through her performative paintings and photographic prints.

Xu uses her gestures and female body to explore the realms of sexuality and desire, with her playful brushstrokes on linen she creates a fictional wonderland, and through textured photographic realism Xu allows us to peer into her world of fantasies.

Xu explores the construction of identity through a contemporary female gaze. Drawing on art history, fashion, fairytale and drag performance she pushes beyond the canvas and behind the mask to question what is real and what is fake and what is woman in her fantasy world. Inspired by the French Rococo art movement’s elaborate and extravagant style, Xu believes that rococo at the end carried void, lavish and corrupt privilege of power and female stereotypes, however she uses her own contemporary creations to celebrate the exuberance, surprise and drama that rococo originally sought to express.

Curators

Victoria Cantons

Junyao Chen

Exhibiting artists

Yang Xu

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