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Friday Nights: From the Archives

Performance entitled Grandmother Mago, a work by artist Zadie Xa


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Friday Nights: From the Archives

Friday May 8, 6 pm

Grandmother Mago - Zadie Xa

For our inaugural contribution from the AGO archives, today we bring you the documentation of AGO Live performance of Grandmother Mago, staged in Walker Court on January 15 and 16, 2020.

Grandmother Mago is a work by artist, and 2020 Sobey Art Award recipient, Zadie Xa that had its Canadian premier at the AGO at the beginning of this year. Bringing together live acoustic drumming, dance, costumes and painted sculptural elements, this processional performance explores overlapping identities, fictional family histories and the transference of ancestral knowledge through matrilineal social structures.

Tune in for a showing of the performance and a conversation with Zadie.

Zadie Xa (Canada/UK) uses live performance, video, painting and textiles to explore the overlapping and conflation of cultures that inform self-conceptualised identities and notions of self. Her layered textile works serves as sites for exploring contemporary identity construction and performance through cultural sampling informed by her own experience within the Asian diaspora.

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Grandmother Mago, Zadie Xa
Zadia Xa and Bojana Stancic: In Conversation


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