Exhibition: On the Grind
Late august we launched a call for artists to submit ideas of subculture related visual art. This is exhibit presents the work of the 4 artists/collectives that were selected out of the call.
Zelalem Merga‘s work is made of recycled trash including phone covers, watch parts as well as any detritus coming from our consumer-driven society.
Eyoel Kassa is a photographer who’s work portrays how Ethiopia’s patriarcal society views women as emotion less machines.
Skateboarding is more than a sport or method of transportation: it is an art form, a philosophy for life, a form of self-expression. Ethiopia Skate will present a mix of visual works emerging from skateboarding culture: from photography to artsy videos and demonstrations, they will bring their lifestyle to our gallery.
As a skateboarder and artist, Wõîñshêt Goshu finds each of these practices as a form of meditation, self-discovery and a form of self- expression. Her part of the exhibit will feature a participative work amongst other things.
The night will include live music and more surprises!
Exhibition closes Nov 12.
The exhibition is part of the 2nd edition of “On the Grind”, a free 3-week focus/festival to celebrate youth subculture in Ethiopia through the promotion of values such as diversity, fun, freedom and self-expression.
The 3-week festival is supported by the Ambassade de France en Éthiopie, the European Union in Ethiopia, The Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia and the Embajada de España en Etiopía, Yibuti y Seychelles.