Magdalene Odundo: The Journey Of Things

3 Aug 2019 – 15 Dec 2019

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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich, United Kingdom


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  • Bus numbers 25, 25a and x25 run from Norwich city centre to UEA ' ask for the Sainsbury Centre stop. Park & Ride service 604 runs Monday to Friday to the main UEA bus stop.

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Magdalene Odundo OBE is one of the world’s most esteemed artists working in the field of ceramics.


This major exhibition will bring together more than 50 of Odundo’s works. They will be shown alongside a large selection of objects chosen by Odundo from across the globe and spanning 3000 years, to reveal the rich and diverse range of objects and making traditions that have informed the development of her own work. 

The Sainsbury Centre will showcase Transition II, Odundo’s largest work, made up of 1,001 individual suspended glass pieces. Redesigned site-specifically each time it is shown, Transition II will be presented in a sweeping crescendo, suggesting flowing water or a murmuration of starlings. Odundo made this work during a residency at the National Glass Centre in 2014 in collaboration with glassblower James Maskrey. The Journey of Things at the Sainsbury Centre will allow Transition II to be presented in the context of Odundo’s ceramic practice. 

The exhibition is designed by Adjaye Associates. British architect, Sir David Adjaye OBE is a leading architect of his generation and is known for collaborations with contemporary artists on exhibitions and installations. Artists he has worked  with include Olafur Eliasson, Julie Mehretu, Chris Ofili and James Turrell. 


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