ART EXHIBITION TO GIVE HOMAGE TO 2008 PEV VICTIMS 24TH MAY 2014 iRememberKE
The Remember Exhibition reflects on the implications of the events of the year 2008, their impact and the continuing significance to our Nation’s History. In the aftermath of the elections held in December of 2007, Kenya burst into flames. The announcement of the results triggered widespread and systematic violence. For nearly three months, the country was unsettled by a wave of ethno-political violence resulting in more than 1,000 deaths and the displacement of over 500,000 civilians
The Remember Exhibition, opening on May 24, 2014, is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the over 1,000 people killed in the aftermath of ethnic violence triggered by a disputed presidential election held on 27 December 2007. The Memorial will serve as the foundation for examining the implications of the events of 2007/2008 PEV, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of the year 2008 to our Nation’s History.
The Exhibition honors the over 1,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath. Demonstrating the consequences of civil violence on individual lives and its impact on communities at the local, national, and international levels, the Exhibition attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life. As a new generation emerges we will ensure the lives of those lost are remembered through our actions today.
The exhibition space is located at the Louis Leakey Auditorium within the National Museums of Kenya—telling the story through expressions of art, multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. The lives of every victim of the will be commemorated as visitors have the opportunity to learn about the men, women, and children who died and the stories of survivors. The monumental expressions of art provide a link to the events of the year 2008, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning, and recovery that are central to telling the story of the events and the aftermath.
THE EXHIBITION The Remember Exhibition will honor the memory of those killed in the violence following the 2007 election. In doing so, it will aspire to educate the people expected to visit in hopes of building a better future. This Exhibition will also explore the background leading up to the events, and examine their aftermath and continuing implications.
The Remember Memorial Exhibition goes down this Saturday on May 24, 2014 at the Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum. 10:00am - 5:00pm: Exhibition outside the auditorium and live graffiti installation. There will be a special tent and loads of fun activities for the children so bring them along! 6:00pm - 9:00pm: Commemoration ceremony in the auditorium with plays, dance, poetry, and short films for your pleasure.
Please join our community of artists as we pay tribute and #iRememberKE
On showcase will also be the film Before and After. See the trailer below.