A snapshot introducing the sixteen creative practitioners who took part in the Addis Ababa session, the last stop in the three-country research trip during 2015.
"When I saw houses and structures and buildings I saw lives."
—Kallkidan Shobe, visual artist
Mannequins are a representation of the human form, yet also embody cultural values prevalent within a society. While they may project "the body as an object, rather than as a process" Haile is interested in engaging the layered meanings dealing with sexuality and gender.
—Martha Haile, visual artist
The 89plus Addis Ababa workshop was initiated by 89plus co-curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets, in collaboration with publishing platform Another Africa, and its founder, Missla Libsekal. They were joined by 89plus art residency participant and South African emerging artist, Bogosi Sekhukhuni.
This project was made possible with the support of Google Cultural Institute.
With thanks to the following individuals and institutions for their support:
Desta For Africa, Berhanu Ashagrie Deribew, Olafur Eliasson, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Elizabeth Giorgis, Teddy Goitom, Florian Hollunder, Iceaddis, Mihret Kebede, Marcos Lemma, Aida Muluneh, Bekele Mekonnen Nigussu, Fitsum Shebeshe, Stocktown, Robel Temesgen, Alle School of Fine Arts & Design (Addis Ababa University), and Mifta Zeleke.