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News March 2015

March 3, 2015

AtWork Exhibition Uganda 2015 LOGHI-CC-scale
March 19 – April 11
Makerere Art Gallery/IHCR
Makerere University, Kampala

”Should I take off my shoes?” A simple question that started a complex debate. AtWork Kampala workshop took place from 9th to 13th of February 2015. Twenty fine art students and postgraduates have been questioning everything they thought they knew about themselves, their cultures, their identities. The certainties, the preconceptions, the conventions have been crumbling down like sand castles. Every posed question opened a new perspective, a new door, a new interpretation of their daily artistic practices. Stimulated by Simon Njami and the two workshop facilitators Lilian Nabulime and George Kyeyune, they have been the critiques and the critiqued, the 11001516_10152744726916288_2845216643193068275_oobservers and the observed. With every hour their awareness of who they are and who they want to be has been evolving and expanding. All this reflection and internal questioning will find its creative expression on the pages of the notebooks, which they have been personalizing and creating, as a final output of the workshop.

The exhibition of the notebooks created by the participants of the AtWork workshop will open on the 19th of March 2015 at Makerere Art Gallery/IHCR in Kampala.

AtWork format is conceived by Simon Njami and lettera27. The Kampala chapter is being organized in partnership with Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere Art Gallery/Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration, and Maisha Foundation.

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