Posts Tagged ‘Art of Ethiopia’

Fourth Installment of Art of Ethiopia

August 29, 2011 2 comments

Rain and wet weather din’t stop art lovers in Addis from heading to the city’s luxury hotel, the Sheraton Addis’s Lalibela Grand Ballroom for the fourth installment of Art of Ethiopia. It is the city’s biggest such show and it has become an important platform for the art fraternity to do business. The exhibition, installed by a curator from Dubai, has contained 400 works, arranged according to topics and color resemblance. But a uniting preoccupation seems to be matters of identity, history, place and social criticism. This year some big names such as Afewerk Tekle, Alle Felege Selam, Mezgebu Tesemma, Worku Mamo, Bekele Mekonnen were conspicuously absent. A great number of the artists were under 35, and there were more women than before, (ten to what was seven last year). Though each of the artists presented ten works, their works were randomly placed, making it at times harder for the spectator to follow the artist’s train of thought. Read more…

Art of Ethiopia exhibition coming

July 20, 2011 2 comments

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. Read more…