Leikun Nahusenay’s White Line opened this week at Alliance Ethio-Française to a very large turnout. His first solo show following his retrospective at Addis Fine Art in 2016, White Line features 43 works completed within the past 2 years.
With Girma Beyene’s song playing in the background, a crowd gathers to look at pictures of Addis’s old architectural gems and pictures. Fearless of the threateningly grey clouds, many people crowd around a table constructing small model buildings out of wooden cubes.
Once viewed as an exotic, alternative sound, electronic music is rapidly gaining momentum. Electronic Dance Music, which acquired mainstream popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is believed to be an umbrella term for multiple genres, including house, techno, trance, and dubstep. Nowadays, Ethiopian Electronic Dance Music whiz, Rophnan Nuri a.k.a. Rophy, with his new album, is taking things to the next level, writes Hiwot Abebe.
Tibeb BeAdebabay, a travelling art project which is a creation of Goethe Institute to explore the ‘art side of Addis Ababa,’ was launched this Thursday around Dibab Restaurant, an iconic spot among students of Addis Ababa University (AAU) Sidist Kilo Campus. Designed to address the considerable interest in art sectors in Addis, the event consists of creative activities for people to take part in.
The second chapter of Modern Art Museum: Gebre Kristos Desta Center’s “Min Neber?” featured Robel Temesgen’s Adbar, a study of physical spaces that embody spirits and their interaction with believers and inhabitants of the area.