Using vibrant colours and symbolic cultural references, Aïda Muluneh illustrates the African lived experience and the associated post-colonial aftermath endured. She emphasises Ethiopian culture through bright colours, religious and natural settings and elaborate body paint as a celebration of traditional Ethiopian art. Through The World is 9, Muluneh examines questions about life, love and history, and whether it is possible to live in this world with full contentment.
Aïda Muluneh pays homage to the defining characteristics of Ethiopian art as a counter to the rejection of these characteristics as “primitive” by a traditionally Eurocentric view. Infused with theatricality and imagination, her images express an adornment for Ethiopian culture whilst also challenging the Western stereotypical perception of Africa.
Aïda Muluneh [ETH]~The World is 9
- Aïda Muluneh
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm