for conjugating perception of time/space/ourselves: A(n) Primer A To Z is a project developed by Betelhem Makonnen, in collaboration with Flatpack Publications, with a forward by Nathanaël. The publication, inkjet on acetate with interior unbound booklet, is an edition of 100.
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9" folded, 13 x 18" unfolded
Materials: Ink on acetate
A native of Ethiopia (b. 1972), Betelhem Makonnen is an artist currently living and
working in Austin, Texas. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working with a variety of mediums that include video, photography, and installations, she researches questions on perception, presence, and place within a trans-temporal and trans-locative topology that operates on the relational dynamics of an African diasporic consciousness. She exhibits in galleries and cultural spaces nationally and internationally.
Co-prosperity presents An Epithet, a multimedia exhibition that features artists who use playful strategies of resistance to create sacred monuments and excavate the structures of domination that use language to exclude, consume and mold subjects. An Epithet is curated by Jory Drew and Joelle Mercedes, and is funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Andy Warhol foundation for the Visual Arts. Visit the website Epithet.info to schedule a visit, with times starting March 13th at sunset, until April 30th.
All proceeds from this sale will be donated to McKinley Park Mutual Aid, a multiracial coalition of neighbors that came together during the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic in order to address the systemic failures of our government through non-hierarchical grassroots organizing. As a group, we are grounded in problem-solving creativity towards the needs of our neighbors, from delivering groceries, launching internet campaigns, redistributing wealth, communing in the park, and amplifying local and national movements for economic, racial and environmental justice.