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EMII ALRAI : THE HIGH DAM
Feb 7 - Nov 29, 2020 FINAL WEEK
The High Dam is a new solo exhibition by Leeds based artist Emii Alrai. Alrai's practice is informed by inherited nostalgia, geographical identity and post-colonial museum practices of collecting and displaying objects. Focusing on ancient mythologies from the Middle East alongside personal oral histories of Iraq, Alrai weaves together narratives by forging artefacts and visualising residues of cultural collision.

TAUS MAKHACHEVA : HOLD YOUR HORSES
Feb 7 - Nov 29, 2020 FINAL WEEK
With Super Taus, Superhero Sighting Society and The Unbound.
"Imagine unclimbed mountains surrounded by voices; accounts of superhero sightings. Imagine the landscape of a tireless traveller, and attempts to move large volumes of rock (real and imaginary) with the help of winds, daydreaming and bare hands. Hold your horses."
Hold Your Horses speaks to the traditions of history-making and the experience of everyday life. Makhacheva's position isn't nostalgic; instead she creates stories and even superheroes through a playful process of mixing, borrowing and assimilation. Often drawing from daily life in Dagestan and the Caucasus region of Russia, Makhacheva reflects on the day-to-day rituals, celebrations and instances of everyday heroism with a playful and humorous tone.

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