Anish Kapoor, named one of the most influential sculptors of his generation, and nonprofit Miyamoto Relief are auctioning limited edition prints to support the Kara Tribe’s struggle to feed their people and survive the devastating effects of both a global pandemic and a nearby hydroelectric dam.
The online auction will take place starting mid-March and is open to the public. Anish recently visited the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, where he witnessed first-hand the hardships faced by the local tribes facing increased food and water insecurity. Inspired by their plight, he generously donated 30 prints, which will be auctioned by global engineering nonprofit and technical partner to the Kara Tribe, Miyamoto Relief.
In collaboration with the Kara, Miyamoto Relief’s pro-bono engineers have been developing a solar-powered irrigation system to return floodwaters to the tribes’ farms after a new hydroelectric dam on the Omo River re-routed life-sustaining water. In December, the COVID-19 pandemic reached the Valley and the tribes, now reliant on ecotourism to supplement dwindling agriculture, began experiencing food shortages and starvation. Miyamoto Relief is seeking $130,000 in funding to provide immediate food and to support a sustainable irrigation solution.
Known for experimental feats of engineering and public art, Anish’s prints are a limited-time opportunity to afford world renowned art and make a difference for this Tribes’ self-determination and survival.
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