Currents 118: Elias Sime will showcase 12 new and recent works, including two new freestanding sculptures. Sime sources his supplies from the Merkato in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the largest open-air market in Africa, sometimes waiting years to accumulate a significant amount of an item. He breaks, weaves, collages, and burns these materials before affixing them to modular panels that are put together into large assemblages. From a distance, these works resemble abstract paintings. Some suggest images of landscapes, outlines of figures, or aerial views of imagined cities.