Invernomuto: Negus – ouf of print

Emanuele Guidi & Invernomuto (eds.)


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  • Humboldt Books
  • 2014
  • ISBN 9788890841828
  • 112 pages
  • Paperback
  • 26 × 21 cm

Negus has originated from a very specific historical event dating back to the time of the Italian occupation in Ethiopia in 1936, when a wounded soldier was forced to return to Vernasca (PC), Invernomuto’s native town. On the occasion of his return, the community organized a joyful and obscure ritual in the main square during which was burnt the effigy of Haile Selassie I, last Negus of Ethiopia as well as the Messiah according to the Rastafarian cult, developed in Jamaica during the early 30s.

The book, further development of the project Negus, contains an extensive visual section developed drawing on various personal archives, two unpublished essays by David Katz and Anna Della Subin and an interview with the two artists held by Frida Carazzato (Museion, Bolzano) and Emanuele Guidi (ar/ge kunst, Bolzano).

Negus was published on the occasion of the projects I-Ration, at ar/ge kunst (2014), and Negus – Far Eye, for the media façade at Museion (2014).

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