Location: Sculpture Court and Level 1 Lobby
Registration requested, not required.
Bring your family and friends to an engaging afternoon of music, dancing, and performance art celebrating Ethiopian identity, culture, and art. Join us for three performances, including live music by an intergenerational band led by singer-songwriter Munit Mesfin. This program is curated by artist Tsedaye Makonnen, guest contemporary curator of Ethiopia at the Crossroads, an exhibition celebrating Ethiopian art from their origins to the present day, which is on view in our Temporary Exhibition gallery from December 3, 2023–March 3, 2024.
About the artist:
Tsedaye Makonnen is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, researcher, and cultural producer. Makonnen’s practice is driven by Black feminist theory, firsthand site-specific research, and ethical social practice techniques, which become solo and collaborative site-sensitive performances, objects, installations, and films. Her studio primarily focuses on intersectional feminism, reproductive health, and migration. Tsedaye’s personal history is as a mother, the daughter of Ethiopian refugees, a doula, and a sanctuary builder. Makonnen has staged interventions and performed at the Venice Biennale, published a book titled Black Women as/and the Living Archive, and has work in the collection of the Smithsonian. In 2023, Makonnen will be exhibiting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bard Graduate Center, and the Walters Art Museum, where she will also guest curate. She is currently represented by Addis Fine Art. She lives between DC and London with her partner and children.Learn More