Through enacting the role of cultural connectors, Addis Fine Art is moving the centre towards the horn of Africa region. Showcasing award-winning photographer Girma Berta and acclaimed artist Dawit Abebe, founders Mesai Haileleul and Rakeb Sile are motivated to build a more sustainable and engaged collector base at home in Ethiopia while introducing contemporary Ethiopian artists to the rest of the world. Sile conveyed that it essential to engage in the wider art market, of which South Africa’s is much more established as compared to other regions of the continent south of the Sahara, where the infrastructure for visual arts is regarded as limited.
The Essence of Pan-African Arts at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair
Chaze Matakala, Artthrob, February 27, 2019