Sunday, March 18, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"All in One" (2016 © 2017) by Aïda Muluneh, courtesy the artist and David Krut Projects
Aïda Muluneh is the master photographer exploring questions about life and spirituality through decorative body painting. Rooted in Ethiopian tradition and custom, the paintings in her images — are of stark whites, vibrant reds, azure blues, and monochromes sometimes dotted with black. This spring, Muluneh is one of the artists featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s “Being: New Photography 2018” exhibit, and closer to our home in Indiana, Muluneh's exhibition, "Memory of Hope" continues this month at Purdue Galleries. On Friday, March 23, at 3:00pm, Aïda Muluneh will present a talk, “Crossroads of Afro-futurism in Fine Art Photography,” at Purdue University in Matthews Hall room 210.

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“Strength in Honour” will be one of many pieces by photographer Ai¨da Muluneh on display during Purdue University Galleries’ exhibition, titled “Memory of Hope,” at Fountain Gallery from Feb. 27 through March 31.
Aida Muluneh's "Memory of Hope" exhibit opened on Monday and will be on display in the Fountain Gallery until March 31.