March 6th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
March 6th, 2020 - April 3rd, 2020
Barbara Davis Gallery is pleased to announce Amesegënallô (Thanks), an exhibition featuring Photographs, Video, and Installation by Miguel Soler-Roig opening Friday, March 6th, 2020, with an artist’s reception from 6:00 - 8:30pm. This exhibition is on view through April 3rd, 2020.
In 2012, Miguel Soler-Roig made an intense and adventurous journey through southern Ethiopia and the surrounding Omo River Valley. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1980, this river basin is home to important paleontological deposits and is known as the cradle of humanity. Unlike the northern part of the country, the south retains an almost virgin character and is known to have been a crossroads for thousands of years for diverse migrant cultures and ethnic groups. The area is populated by semi-nomadic tribes such as the Hamer, Mursi, Karo, Surma, Bume, Galeb, Dassanetch or Bodi; many of whom practice body modifications.