Sunday, March 18, 2018


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.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Purdue Galleries presents Ethiopian photographer Aïda Muluneh

"Aida Muluneh: Memory of Hope" February 27 through March 31, 2018 Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette
INDIANA---Through her bold, striking images, photographer Aïda Muluneh asks provocative questions about the life that we live as people, as nations, and as beings. Her carefully composed photographs read as poems, using symbols and painted figures to tell stories of the past, present, and future. Work from two recent series will be included: World is 9 and Memory of Hope. Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Aïda Muluneh grew up in Ethiopia, Yemen, England, and Canada. She holds a degree in film from Howard University in Washington D.C. Her work has been shown in South Africa, Mali, Senegal, Egypt, Canada, the United States of America, France, Germany, England, and China, to name a few countries. Purdue University Galleries will present work by photographer Aïda Muluneh in exhibition “Memory of Hope” at the Fountain Gallery through March 31.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Last chance to see Veronese in Murano at the Frick Collection

Paolo Veronese (1528– 1588), St. Jerome in the Wilderness and St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter.
This fall, The Frick Collection will present a focused exhibition on two important Renaissance paintings by the celebrated artist Paolo Veronese (1528– 1588), St. Jerome in the Wilderness and St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter. While the paintings are known to scholars, their remote location in a church in Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice known today for its glassmaking studios and shops, has made them difficult to study. St. Jerome in the Wilderness has been exhibited outside the church only once—in 1939, in the Paolo Veronese exhibition at Ca’ Giustinian, in Venice— while St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter has not left the church since being installed in the early nineteenth century. [More]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

London mosques get listed status celebrating Muslim heritage

In this file photo taken on July 15, 2005 Muslims kneel at London's Central Mosque in Regents Park during Friday's prayers. Carl DE SOUZA / AFP.
LONDON (AFP).- Two London mosques were given special listed status Tuesday in recognition of their architectural and historic importance, in a move a government minister said celebrated "the rich heritage of Muslim communities in England". The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent's Park, central London, and the Fazl Mosque in the southwest of the British capital were both listed as Grade II buildings by the government's culture department. Although there are around 1,500 mosques in Britain, fewer than 20 percent are purpose-built according to Heritage England, which compiles the listings. The country's first purpose-built mosque opened in Woking, a town south-west of London, in 1889. [More]

Greek painter, Angelos Panagiotou to have retrospective in London

"Angelos: Let There Be Light" Immersive retrospective exhibition of renowned Greek artist Angelos Opens Saturday 28 April 2018
LONDON – Following the record-breaking sale of his work "Girl with a Pair of Doves" at Bonhams in London last year, an immersive exhibition featuring Greek artist Angelos Panagiotou opens in London in April until early May 2018. Curators and architects Constantine Lemos and Maridia Kafetzopoulou "Angelos: Let There Be Light" will present a retrospective of the artist’s career at The Great Hall, The Hellenic Centre. This is his first solo show in London in two decades. Angelos’ work is defined by idealism and a sense of wonder. His respect for the planet and his love for Earth’s natural beauty, compels him to express a fierce spirituality in his paintings.