Artist Zadie Xa presented a new live work that brought together dancers, painted and sculptural elements. Inspired by Talchum, or Korean Mask Drama, Linguistic Legacies and Lunar Exploration followed a non-linear narrative, seeking magic, rituals and the alliance of friendship.
Zadie Xa is a London-based, Canadian artist whose work explores identity, desire and personal fantasy. Xa completed an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art (2014) and a BFA from Emily Carr University, Vancouver (2007). Recent exhibitions include A Rose Is Without a ‘Why’. It Blooms Because It Blooms, curated by Sean Steadman, Carl Freedman Gallery; With Institutions Like These, curated by Victor Wang and Alex Meurice, Averard Hotel; Caput-Medusae, Westminister Waste; At Home Salon: Double Acts, Marcelle Joseph Projects (all London, 2016); Studio Voltaire Open, London (2015); and Frosted and Defrosted, curated by Taylor Le Melle, Albion 44, London (2014).
Performers: Jane Chan, Eunjung Kim, Soojin Hong, Joonhong Min
Masks: Benito Mayor Vallejo
Saturdays Live explore ideas and practices connected to Serpentine Galleries exhibitions and projects through performances, interventions and participatory actions.