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Zadie Xa: The Sphinx Without A Secret


Zadie Xa: The Sphinx Without A Secret


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Zadie Xa: The Sphinx Without A Secret

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My work focuses on dominant Eurocentric thinking and viewpoints as mediated by movies, television, western literature and general popular culture. I am interested in the two-sided role exoticism plays in Western culture, as a device to justify colonialism and to explore fantasy. In my work I use visual stereotypes and clich├ęd themes that uphold this European construct of the exotic, conflating romantic, ethnic fantasy and the history of painting. Through an obsessive repetition of iconic images of the Other, I aim to deconstruct oversimplified ideas of imagined identities and their environments.

 

 
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