Ed Cross presents ‘Foreign Lands’, a joint exhibition bringing together the work of two artists from the African continent – Ermias Ekube, from Ethiopia, and Eric Pina, from Senegal.
Touching on issues of assimilation as well as notions of identity and cultural “ownership”, the exhibition explores ideas of encounter and environment, considering how the “foreign” landscapes absorbed and manifested through each artist’s practice tell stories about their own past and current realities.
Staging a dialogue between two practices, produced alongside a written artists’ in-conversation, Foreign Lands is equally in conversation with its own setting. The exhibition takes place in the centre of London, a city famous for its fusion of cultures and dotted with architectural history where landscape has been obliterated and reconstituted over time.
Source: Ed Cross Fine Art.