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Theo Eshetu

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Berlin's City-Themed Blockbuster Falls Short with a Pessimistic Look at Urban Living   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Laurence Bonvin, Loris Cecchini, Theo Eshetu, Mwangi Hutter, Anri Sala, Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag at KunstHall - Deutsche Bank September 16th, 2015 - November 8th, 2015
Posted 9/22/15
The city is a cosmic place. It is home, playground, office, and dreamland all in one. is the second time four Berlin institutions have collaborated in their contemporary art program. The project, initiated and funded by the city of Berlin, is part of the city’s pursuit of prestige events that draw attention to Berlin Art Week and its commercial epicenter, the abc art fair. Two years ago, Painting Forever! was thought banal and unexciting but successful enough (i.e. necessary) to repeat. Image... [more]
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Monument Man: Theo Eshetu’s The Return of the Axum Obelisk   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Theo Eshetu at daadgalerie February 1st, 2014 - March 15th, 2014
Posted 2/20/14
Given the media’s recent fascination with the Cornelius Gurlitt case in Munich, and the blockbuster fanfare surrounding the premiere of George Clooney’s , the world seems abuzz with the thorny issue of repatriation. The daadgalerie in Berlin brings an interesting voice to this conversation with their presentation of Theo Eshetu’s 2009 work The Return of the Axum Obelisk, on view through March 15th. Eshetu’s video installation follows the 2005 repatriation of the Axum Obelisk from Piazza di... [more]
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