A 1.8-meter long wooden chopping board stands at the entrance of Lela Gallery. It is one of two wooden sculptures part of Mektefia #2. There are also 12 stone reproductions of cutting boards, reimagined anew and chiseled from large boulders excavated from Tafo.
The fifth edition of Addis Foto Fest kicked off on Thursday at the Sheraton Hotel. The biennial festival has been a staple of East African photography for the last decade, showcasing the works of new and emerging artists from the continent and across the world.
“What She Wore”, an exhibition of clothes worn by rape survivors in Ethiopia, opened this week at the Addis Ababa Museum. The exhibition showcased the clothes of 15 women between the ages 7 and 20 when they were raped at various times.
Working mothers face difficult choices when they decide to go back to work and one of the most difficult is who to trust to look after their precious baby. Should they trust their maid or mother to look after their baby whilst they are at work or should they instead pay more for a qualified nanny or pre-kindergarten care? Choices will of course be governed by the disposable income available to the family so the more expensive options are only available to the few and not the many.
The intoxicating aroma of freshly roasted coffee can be hard to resist. Perhaps it is what gets most people through the day. But have you ever considered using the deliciously warm brew in your cup to create a painting? Well, Tesfalem Atenaw did.