The Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Addis Ababa organized the Ethiopian stop of the “Eyes on Tomorrow” photographic show, the only edition to be held in sub-Saharan Africa and the largest hosted abroad, with nine artists and nine open-air installations. The exhibition is hosted in the extremely beautiful gardens of Addis Ababa’s Zoma Museum since last 12 March and will run until the 8th of May 2022 and was opened by the director of the IIC, Semen Kumurzhi, and by Italian Ambassador, Agostino Palese.
The “Giovane Fotografia Italiana nel Mondo” (“Young Italian Photography in the World”) project is promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and the Municipality of Reggio Emilia and is aimed at the international promotion of the most interesting research efforts currently underway on the Italian art scene.
The exhibition explores three topics: Identity, Dreams, and Everyday Life. The first topic is addressed by the work of Domenico Camarda (“Liquido”), Francesco Levy (“Azimuth of Celestial Body”) and Alba Zari (“The Y”); the second topic is explored by Alisa Martynova (“Nowhere Near”), Francesco Merlini (“Surimi”) and Iacopo Pasqui (“Racconto d’estate”), while the shots by Nicola Baldazzi (“Nel Pozzo”), Francesca Cirilli (“Feeding Geographies”) and Anna Positano (“A Steady Diet of Nothing”) are a reflection on the third topic.