26th October EXHIBITION: Where Forgetting Meets Remembering by Jia Xi Li

26th October EXHIBITION: Where Forgetting Meets Remembering by Jia Xi Li

The private view is 6pm-8pm on 26th October.

The exhibition will run from 26th - 29th October.

This exhibition is the story of artist Jia Xi Li finding her identity as someone in constant motion having lived across the globe, through re-creating and capturing her memories in objects.

Over the past three years of work and during her time at Sarabande Foundation, Jia Xi has been on a deep-dive into finding her way back home to herself through her making process. Her knitted artworks become the key to opening up her memory box. For Jia Xi, the point at which 'Forgetting meets remembering' is symbolised in this archive, this collection of her objects.

For Jia Xi, this exhibition unpicks the meaning of archive and comes to understand itself as a library of all the times where forgetting has met remembering.



About Sarabande Foundation

Sarabande was set up by the late designer, Lee Alexander McQueen, who left the majority of his estate to support creative and visionary talent. In addition to providing scholarships and studio space for artists, Sarabande produces a number of events, from the practical to the inspirational.

Sarabande's 30 studios across our Hertford Road and High Road complexes form a creative community with designers and artists from multiple disciplines. Immersed in the hub of North East London’s rich creative spirit, Sarabande exudes all that encompasses the creative sphere. Our buildings are home to a plethora of artisans reflecting the multifarious span of Lee’s talent and the variety of craftspeople he worked with his own collections. Amongst others, our tactile artists include sculptors, fashion designers, jewellers, textile designers, painters, performance artists, silversmiths, costume designers, ceramicists, and dancers. Alongside these, Sarabande also houses filmmakers, animators, photographers, digital designers, and visual artists.


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