1-54 ART FAIR – AIDA MULUNEH WATER LIFE
In partnership with Somerset House, Water Life was a series of Afrofuturist tableaux by Ethiopian artist and photographer Aida Muluneh, shot against a backdrop of one of the driest places on earth, Dallol, in the Afar District of Ethiopia. Reflecting on her travels across the country, Muluneh looked at the number of women who traveled on foot carrying heavy containers of water. Each image in this body of work responds to the challenge of water access, exploring it as a social issue directly impacting rural regions and the development of whole communities. The works unpack ideas of gender and equality, and reflect broader themes such as women’s liberation, health, sanitation and education. Water Life was commissioned by Water Aid with support from H&M Foundation and the exhibition from 24th September to 20th October.