08/10/2021 - 09/12/2021
New Work - Mixed Medium
Delaine Le Bas - Zigeuner Sauce
This exhibition presents new works materialising entries from the artist’s journals, personal thoughts, and critical views on the politics that have contributed to exacerbate the societal unease affecting Britain today.
Taking the news as source of information, Le Bas transposes the newspaper format to her creative practice, laying it on the gallery’s ground floor to convey the pervasive flux of information in everyday life, the speed at which news circulate, leaving little scope for critical distance, and how it eventually vanishes from our memory.
In the Zigeuner Sauce series (2017-21), Delaine Le Bas also proposes to reflect on identity and self-naming. Indeed, while ‘Zigeuner’ – German term for Gypsy – has been called out for being considered offensive and discriminatory by members of the Romani and Sinti communities, in Britain, the word Gypsy is part of a self-identifying position.
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