- Zuzushii Art Laboratory
- Sunday, June 13, 2021
- Friday, June 18, 2021
- 26 White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex UK TN34 1JY.
- South East England
- Ben Browton
A collaborative exhibition by artists Ben Browton & Madi Acharya-Baskerville, exploring notions of marginalisation and displacement through the medium of sculpture and bespoke objects.
The exhibition takes its title from ‘On the road of sea stars’ (1935-6) written by Dada-ist poet Tristan Tzara and dedicated to the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. This poem resonates strongly for both artists, not just through it’s title, but with it’s powerful exhortation to the life force and the power of creativity to survive even in the darkest times, via a compelling and melancholic reflection of the human condition.
Facing marginalization through cultural difference and gender identity, the artists have found a perfect setting for this collaborative exhibition in the liminal surroundings of Hastings, and with the eccentric experimental atmosphere of artist-run space Zuzushii Arts Laboratory, located on Hastings’ seafront.
Working in a range of media, the artists’ creative processes give rise to works which share a certain kind of skewed humour, interjected with a knowing visual absurdity, which serve to highlight more serious concerns around marginality and difference.