Julie Mehretu: The Addis Show

Modern Art Museum Gebre Kristos Desta Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
08 Jul 2016 - 06 Aug 2016

Julie Mehretu: The Addis Show

Entropia (review) 2004 32-color Lithograph and screenprint 33 1/2 x 44 inches; 85.1 x 111.8 cm

The Modern Art Museum Gebre Kristos Desta Center in collaboration with the United States Embassy announces the upcoming exhibition, Julie Mehretu: The Addis Show, from July 8, 2016 to August 6, 2016.

The show will feature 17 of Mehretu’s paintings, ranging from her earliest paintings to her most recent works. The Museum is especially pleased to host this show as it will mark the first time that Mehretu will exhibit her work in Ethiopia, where she was born and raised until she was 7.

Julie Mehretu is widely considered one of the finest painters of her generation. She is known for her densely layered and mesmerizing abstract paintings, which often gesture to the language of architecture and geography as inspiration for abstract compositions, as well as commentary on the complex social worlds we inhabit. Mehretu’s work offers not only a new form of visual abstraction, but also a new perspective of the social and geographic networks that underpin the modern world.

Along with the exhibition there will be a series of events with the artist, including a daylong symposium featuring artists, architects, curators and art historians, and workshops and lectures at Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar Universities.




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