Floating City

Rebecca Anne Proctor, Harper’s Bazaar, April 1, 2019

Gezehagn’s art thus also serves as way to preserve the beauty of Addis Ababa and the ways of its inhabitants. “People in Addis live on top of each other,” explains the artist. “The fingerprints of residents can be seen everywhere in the city. Houses and buildings that have a unique pattern that can never be found in higher class neighbourhoods. The structure of peoples’ lives share similarities with the structure of their homes. The haphazardness is common throughout. It is unplanned.”

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