Art Performance & Talk of Exhibition: Shaping: Metalsmiths Dual Dialogue

Sat Sep 30 2023 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

no format Gallery | London

Veronique Chen
Publisher/HostVeronique Chen
Art Performance & Talk of Exhibition: Shaping: Metalsmiths Dual Dialogue
Join us for an immersive art performance and engaging talk on the exhibition "Shaping: Metalsmiths Dual Dialogue" - get ready to be inspired
About this Event

Art Performance:

The artist will invite you to watch his own adventure, a perilous exploration of our familiar daily habits. A simple chair becomes a vessel for exploration, shaken with uncertainty, unsettling, tense and plunging into self-reflection.

Artist Talk:

Artists will interpret their artworks, sharing their creative thoughts and the process of drawing inspiration from the Deptford community. Please feel free to discuss with artists and ask questions!

Exhibition Introduction

Shaping: Metalsmiths Dual Dialogue is an exhibition that unites two artists:

Xuemei Huang & Dengqian Xu, drawing inspiration from Deptford's rich history of metalworking are showing their works together. Through their shared medium of metal and abstract exploration of found objects, they engage in a profound artistic conversation that intertwines local heritage with contemporary expression.

Inspired by the Taoist philosophy “empty one’s minds but fills one’s bellies” Xuemei Huang utilises rugged and rusted metal, conveying a sense of fluidity and grace that stands in stark contrast to their inherent hardness.

Dengqian Xu delves into the emotional resonance of metal, channelling associations with violence. His performance and installations reveal a sense of powerlessness after a confrontation with tough metal.

Exhibition Information

22 Sept -1 Oct 2023 12:00-18:00

Opening at 18:00-21:00 22 Sept

No Format Gallery: SE14 6BN, Deptford


Xuemei Huang @blackblacktea

Dengqian Xu @dengqian_Xu


Veronique Chen @sangyu_chen


Deptford X 2023

No Format Gallery

Goldsmiths Exhibition Hub

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

no format Gallery, Arklow Road, London, United Kingdom


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