19 February-11 March 2011. This exhibition brings together four Kenyan artists and four Bauhaus University Alumni, who deal together with public space and commemoration in Kenya.
After five month of common research the artists James Muriuki, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Kevo Irungu, Deqa Abshir and the students Dusica Drazic, Irene Izquierdo, Karolina Freino and Sam Hopkins present the results of their project on the collective memory in Kenya.
Furthermore, they have investigated the role of the state in the shaping of a collective memory as well as on the role of popular culture which in some cases can act as a commemorative tool.
The protagonists of this research have been working experimentally in various media and often in public space in order to put the memory issues in direct relation with the Kenyan context.
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Conversations in Silence Exhibition
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