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‘We Me’ exhibition opens at National Art Gallery

‘We Me’ exhibition opens at National Art Gallery

The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) officially opened a group exhibition by womxn, titled: ‘We Me’, on Thursday this week.

The exhibition is the beginning of a conversation, a conversation about the inclusion of womxn within the discourse of Namibian Art and will run until the 8 August.

The Gallery in a statement that the artists represented in this exhibition are part of a group that is poorly represented at the NAGN, in many of their r functions whether it is through their collection or the exhibitions programmes.

“This exhibition is an opportunity for us to start the conversation abut how we change moving forward and brings to the foreground the important work that womxn are making and the discourse around this work,” they said.

According to the gallery the work covers an array of issues that affect the artist from identity, culture, positionally and so much more.

“Therefore the work that these artists have been doing in recent years has been, though provoking and relevant to the time and space they fin themselves occupying in Namibia today as a nation but also as womxn,” they added.

The exhibition will be an opportunity to reflect on how people see the now and how they foresee the future and it is a space for critical thinking, conversation and work.

“2019 has been an eventual year, for Namibia thus far and her womxn, speaking out, taking our place and making our voices heard, while carrying on with this energy we hope to carry on her in this space,” they concluded.


 

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