MOUTH OF A SHARK
18th Nov to 5th Jan 2020
Edinburgh Arts Festival
Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland.
Organised by Edinburgh Printmakers and Cork Printmakers, part of a Scotland/Europe programme supported by the British Council and Creative Scotland
‘Mouth of a Shark’ examines issues around migration, including the tension between free circulation and border control, experiences of displacement and exile, and notions of home. The title of the exhibition is taken from a rallying call for refugees by poet Warsan Shire, who claims that ‘no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.’ The works on view respond to Shire’s words, exploring stories behind the ‘migrant crisis’.
The exhibition evokes the ongoing headlines around the ‘migrant crisis’ to illuminate the truth behind fear-mongering reports in which migrants are vilified. It reveals that the current influx of people seeking asylum in Europe is just one symptom of a narrative that has historical roots worldwide. It demonstrates that migration is a key characteristic of modern life.
Ghost Pier, Pyramiden,
Abandoned Power Station, Pyramiden
High-quality limited edition prints are available for sale printed with archival pigments on Hahnemuhle photo rag 308gms paper.