Exhibition

Cross Play

11 Aug 2017 – 26 Aug 2017

Event times

Wed/ Thu 11am – 7pm
Fri 12pm – 6pm
Sat 12pm – 6pm
Sun 10:30am – 4pm

Cost of entry

free

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 153, 205, 214, 274, 34 1394
  • Angel

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Cross Play is an immersive exhibition by a group of eleven female student artists and new graduates of various nationalities, colleges and departments, brought together by chance in the UK. Together, our work explores physical, as well as metaphorical boundaries and what it means to cross them.

About

Natalja Dembek  I  Jeanette Gunnarsson  I  Nanako Kobayashi
Tamami Mizutani  I  Rika Nakashima  I  Shoko Otake 
Tomoko Suwa-Krull  I  Yui Takano
Mizuki Tsuge  I  Shino Yanai  I  Akari Yasuda

The work, produced independently of the show and arranged to present a unified whole, gains a new meaning through this process. It investigates personal history, sexuality and ephemerality through our individual media, which include music, painting, video, drawing, photography and textile design. Collectively, we journey through female identity, which surfaces as a common theme despite our varied backgrounds.

Even though an invitation to exhibit was extended to a number of students and graduates, to both men and women, our group of ten women responded: Shaped by a culture of support and
an enthusiasm to exhibit, the all-female composition and the feminist flavour of the exhibition emerge naturally. Perhaps a response to the brewing political climate of absolutes, exclusion and extremism, our work references experiences and feelings that are rooted in fluidity,

multiplicity and multiculturalism.

Transitioning between the private and the public sphere, between the inside and the outside of a woman’s body, our contrasting pieces explore all aspects of crossing boundaries in connection to our theme. Conversely, we negotiate new borders as we set up the exhibition and navigate around each other. Utilising all dimensions of the limited exhibition space, we transform

the gallery into a cohesive organism and invite you to enter. 

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