Tiwani Contemporary: Theo Eshetu 'Constellations' (until 31st October 2015)
Large-scale C-print images comprise the 'The Mirror Ball Constellation' photographic series, formed over two years from 2013. Using an intense black to contrast against the central subject of each image, Eshetu has employed rich, vibrant palettes to these subjects, which include a globe and, in 'The Mirror Ball Constellation No.1', pictured below, what appears to be an Ethiopian mask as part of an anthropological museum collection. Its anonymity, in that we are not explicitly informed what the object is, is very telling of the artist's motif in the work displayed, as the viewer must use their own knowledge, or clichés and expectations of foreign cultures, to assess the work.
Installation view of 'Anima Mundi' by Theo Eshetu
Image courtesy of Tiwani Contemporary