WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
From January 15 to February 14, 2011 ZCAC organized an exhibition entitled “Ants and Ceramicists” by Elias Sime. During the exhibition, from January 16 to 22, a roundtable seminar, “Where Do We Go From Here?”, took place.
The purpose of the seminar was to bring together both prominent and emerging members of the art community to discuss how contemporary art is reacting to the state of the environment. The socio- economic impact of environmental change through history was further analyzed in order to better understand its current trajectory. During the program, participants stayed at ZCAC Addis and had several conferences. They then went to Dire Dawa, one of the principle cities in eastern Ethiopia and visited ZCAC Harla to see the construction of an ecological artist-in-residence center. During this trip, they also visited Lega Oda, an ancient cave art. The final workshop took place in Harar in a historic Harari house inside Jegol, an ancient walled in Islamic city.