Aida Silvestri: Even This Will Pass

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Aida Silvestri: Even This Will Pass

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Ten portraits by Aida Silvestri, telling the journeys of Eritrean refugees to find stability and hope in Britain.

Eritrea has been governed by a dictator since 1991. There is no freedom of speech or religion and the inhabitants are kept under very strict surveillance. Under these conditions, many Eritreans are forced to emigrate and face a dangerous and uncertain journey. Silvestri's project Even This Will Pass tells the stories and passages of a few of these refugees.

Each portrait recalls that of a standard passport photograph. With a conceptual approach that obscures the identity and preserves the dignity of her sitters, Silvestri defocused her lens to blur the portraits, upon which she has hand-stitched a line of coloured thread representing the journey of each of the refugees. Each portrait has an accompanying text, poignantly detailing the subject’s individual experience


The project's title reflects a sentiment of hope, written on a wall on Mount Sinai by displaced Eritreans during their journeys.

Features an essay by Renée Mussai. Published for the exhibition Aida Silvestri: Even This Will Pass. 

Published by Autograph in association with Roman Road, 2014

Pages: 46

Images: 13

Dimensions: 14 x 21cm

Stapled booklet in envelope

Numbered, limited edition of 500

Published as part of the 2014 exhibition Aida Silvestri: Even This Will Pass at Roman Road, London.

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