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Faces of Stories

Robel Temesgen - Faces of Stories
This publication provides a comprehensive insight into the images of landscape by the Ethiopian-born artist Robel Temesgen, forming symbiotic associations with spirits and community and introduces the Addis Newspaper project, which consists of artistically designed pages from newspapers based on research in social media. A text by Jan Verwoert, and a conversation between the artist and the director of the Kunsthalle Lingen, Meike Behm, provide deeper insights into the content conveyed by the artworks.
Published following the solo exhibition by Robel Temesgen at the Kunsthalle Lingen 2022.
Robel Temesgen (born 1987 in Ethiopia, lives between Addis Ababa and Oslo) is a Ph.D. fellow in Artistic Practice at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. He received an MFA from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, University of Tromsø, Norway in 2015 and a BFA in Fine Art (Painting) from Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University in 2010.
His work focuses on symbiotic relations and the languages around places, people, and spirits through painting, publication, and installation.
Robel Temesgen's work has been widely exhibited on international platforms in solo and group shows. He received several awards and fellowships, Lingen Art Prize (2022), Junge Akademie, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2018), and IASPIS, Stockholm (2017). He is a Lecturer at Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University.
Edited by Meike Behm and Friends of the Lingen Art Award.
Texts by Jan Verwoert, Meike Behm, Robel Temesgen.

Graphic design: Studio Manuel Raeder.
published in March 2024
bilingual edition (English / German)
23,5 x 30,5 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
64 pages
ISBN : 978-3-964-36-079-3
EAN : 9783964360793
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