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Magdalene Odundo at The Hepworth Wakefield. Photograph by Charlotte Graham.
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Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things

16 February - 2 June 2019

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – The Guardian

Kenyan-born Magdalene Odundo OBE is one of the world’s most esteemed ceramic artists.

This major exhibition brought together more than 50 of Odundo’s vessels alongside a large selection of historic and contemporary objects which she curated to reveal the vast range of references from around the globe that have informed the development of her unique work.

Designed by architect Farshid Moussavi OBE, the exhibition was a dynamic journey through these diverse inspirations. Objects included British studio pottery; ancient vessels from Greece and Egypt; historic ceramics from Africa, Asia and Central America; ritual objects from across the African continent; Elizabethan dress and textiles; as well as sculptures by artists including Edgar Degas, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin who have influenced Odundo’s art.

The exhibition is organised in partnership with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.



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