Art of Ethiopia exhibition coming
The fourth edition of Art of Ethiopia exhibition will take place next month. The exhibition will open in Addis on 26th August at Sheraton Addis, the hotel announced. It will go on till 28th August.
More than 43 Ethiopian artists selected by a jury, will present a comprehensive panorama of contemporary art. Each individual work not only speaks for itself but also creates new perspectives when seen juxtaposed against the unique backdrop offered by the Sheraton’s Addis Lalibela Grand Ballroom, it was said. More than 400 new works created specifically for the occasion covering a wide range of subjects in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture bronze castings and wood carvings will be showcased.
The event has grown steadily since it opened in 2008 and it is becoming an annual fixture in the calendar of Ethiopian art,a must-see for both the art connoisseur and the arts-curious. This year, organizers expect to bring even more visitors to the event. A catalog of the art works on display featuring biographies of each artist will be available for sale. Proceeds from the sale of these catalogs will go to the Sheraton Addis Art Endowment Fund, set up to support art initiatives in Ethiopia, the Hotel announced.
(The painting above is by Sisay Beyene from last year’s exhibit)