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Following their performance for 'Dance to the Music of Our Time', a live exhibition presented alongside 'Poussin and the Dance', Zadie Xa and Benito Mayor Vallejo revisit one of the key paintings in the Poussin exhibition with Priyesh Mistry, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Projects:

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About the artists

Zadie Xa and Benito Mayor Vallejo have been collaborating since 2016. They make performances, films, paintings, sculptures and hand-sewn costumes, drawing on a range of characters and imagery sourced from music, digital space, fashion, global mythologies and art history. Their work together has been informed by Xa’s experiences within the Korean diaspora, as well as the environmental and cultural context of the Pacific Northwest.

Watch a recording of the artists' performance, 'Scorpion' as part of the 'Dance to the Music of Our Time' exhibition

About the painting

Zoom into and learn more about Poussin's 'The Adoration of the Golden Calf'.

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Dance to the Music of Our Time performance recordings

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Watch the performances of 'Dance to the Music of Our Time', a live exhibition presented alongside 'Poussin and the Dance'
Dance to the Music of Our Time

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