APPEAL FOR AN ART INSTALLATION (by Prina Shah)
My name is Prina Shah and I am a Visual Artist in Kenya. Currently, I am working on an Art Installation (art that is created for a specific site/venue, often incorporating materials or physical features of the site), for an exhibition project called AMNESIA, taking place this Nov in Nairobi.
Amnesia was started and directed by the Kenyan Multi Media artist Jimmy Ogonga and Nairobi Arts Trust/ Centre for the contemporary Art for East Africa. The project aims at the advanced contemporary art and thematically at the critical scrutiny of colonialism and the question of African cultural identities.
My installation is based on the ‘Post Election Violence’, verbal and physical. In some form of way, ‘Like or dislike” all of us in this nation were involved either as VICTIMS or PERPETRATORS.
I want all of you to be a part of this installation, as we all have, been a part together in the making of the ‘Post Election Violence’. All I ask of you, is to share your experience. Whether in writing, drawing, a photoâ€¦ Anythingâ€¦It doesn’t matter whether you want to indicate your name or particulars, the importance of what you want to share, is up to you.
All materials that you send will be dealt with the up-most confidentiality and respect.
* Email me your experience on firstname.lastname@example.org
* If you have a photo/drawing, either scan and send on email or on the following Postal Address- P.O. Box 38932-00623, Nairobi, Kenya
* Submit all material by 28th of October 2008.
I take this opportunity to thank you all in advance for your support and being a part of this nation’s Mourning, Grieving, Forgiveness, Cohesion and Healing. Close to the date of the exhibition, you will all receive my personal invite.