Exhibition at Four Corners Gallery - The Bitter Sea
27 January, 2015
Nick will be previewing a few pictures from his new personal project ‘The Bitter Sea,’ at the Four Corners Gallery from the 9th - 28th February, along with David George, Dougie Wallace, Jasper White and Jo Holland. The forthcoming exhibitions have been funded exclusively by the Foyle Foundation for participants on Four Corners New Creative Markets programme.
Here is some more information about Nick’s project.
“¿Rendirme yo? ¡Que se rinda su abuela, carajo!”
(“Surrender? Your grandmother should surrender, you bastard!”)
Quote by Commander Abaroa just before he was shot dead by the Chilean army.
‘The Bitter Sea’, is a photographic exploration into why the landlocked country of Bolivia still has a painful longing for its sea, lost in the War of the Pacific over 132
years ago. Bolivia won its independence in 1825 but has since, lost every war it has fought in. It’s landmass has progressively eroded away to Peru in the North West, Brazil in the North East, and Paraguay in the South. The loss of the sea has scarred the country and it’s people more gravely than any economic or territorial loss, and plays a prominent role in Bolivia’s national identity. Every year on March 23rd, Bolivia celebrates the National Day of the Sea, during which it demands that Chile returns part of Bolivia’s stolen coastline. On this national holiday, the public descend on the square named after Commander Abaroa in La Paz, to observe a five minute silence whilst seagulls squawk, ship’s horns toot, and the sounds of the sea play through the PA system.
The Bitter Sea will be published as a photo book in 2015/16.
Dates: 11.00 – 18:00, Monday 9th - Saturday 28th February
Private view: 18:30 - 20:30, Thursday 12 February
121 Roman Road
London E2 0QN