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Sketching a Civilisation

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An exhibition of photographs and drawings by Rumanzi Canon and photographs by
Andrea Stultiens together with images published in the first decade of the 20th century.
By presenting their images alongside the historic illustrations Rumanzi and Stultiens
suggest a dialogue between them and their contemporary imagery. The collaboration
between these two (Ugandan and Dutch) artists started when they founded History In
Progress Uganda (HIP), a platform that collects and shares historic photographs from
and about Uganda and thus reveals fragments of Uganda’s past. Photographs from private
and public collections are digitized and shared with an audience, inviting viewers to
contribute to the historic and present context of the images by sharing their knowledge
and (hi)stories. This is one of the objectives of HIP. ‘Sketching a Civilisation’ is an ongoing
project exemplifying how material from the past can nourish and inform contemporary
image making.


Website of History in Progress Uganda

An interview with Andrea Stultiens about HIP Uganda on okayafrica:
Uganda’s Unknown Vintage Photographs

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