“London, UK - On 11 March 2015, the Saatchi Gallery will open Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America, the second instalment of the Gallery's museum-scale survey which reunites the two former sister continents.
Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America features the work of 18 emerging artists who provide an expansive insight into the work being produced against the backdrop of present day complexities in their respective homelands.
Witnesses to the transformation of their societies, the artists working in these two distinctive regions are increasingly based within cities that are changing at an unprecedented rate. Their work employs a hybrid of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials, reflecting on social and political issues faced during this period of rapid urban and economic expansion.
Including sculpture, painting, installation and photography, Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America explores the diverse cultural influences and thriving creative practices in the two great continents that were once conjoined as the prehistoric landmass of Pangaea.
Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America features work by Dawit Abebe, Aboudia, Eduardo Berliner, Jean-François Boclé, Armand Boua, Pia Camil, Alida Cervantes, Virginia Chihota, Alexandre da Cunha, Federico Herrero, Diego Mendoza Imbachi, Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga, Jorge Mayet, Ibrahim Mahama, Boris Nzebo, Alejandro Ospina, Ephrem Solomon and Mikhael Subotzky.”
Published to accompany the exhibition 'Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America' Saatchi Gallery, London, 11 March - 6 September 2015.
Published by the Saatchi Gallery in 2015, Senior Director Philippa Adams, copyright Saatchi Gallery 2015.
Edited by Roxie Warder, Saatchi Gallery.
Printed and bound by Aldgate Press, London.
Introduction and artist texts, copyright Osei Bonsu