[...] From Modern to Contemporary: Artists from the Horn of Africa and Diaspora is a wide-ranging exhibition featuring artists from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan. These artists are brought together by CFHILL Art Space and Addis Fine Art for a large-scale exhibition in CFHILL Art Space in Stockholm, the first of its kind to take place in Scandinavia with artists from this region. Nineteen artists’ work will be on display, each of whom work in a range of mediums including sculpture, painting, textiles, video and photography.
In the past few decades, the international art world has responded to cultural pressure and turned its gaze to Africa. However, despite this surge of interest, artists hailing from the Horn of Africa are still largely overlooked. Addis Fine Art was founded in 2016 with precisely this raison d’être: to illuminate primarily artists from Ethiopia, but also from neighbouring countries which share cultural ties. It is at this key moment of interest in African contemporary art, that this exhibition shines a spotlight on some of the finest talents from this region and diaspora. [...]