'We Me' Exhibition To Bring About Change

The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) officially launched a group exhibition by womxn, titled: β€˜We Me’ on Thursday, 18 July.

According to the gallery, this exhibition is the beginning of a conversation about the inclusion of womxn within the discourse of Namibian Art. Some of the artists represented in the exhibition are part of a group that is poorly represented or even marganilised in society and at the National Art Gallery of Namibia, in many of its functions whether it’s through the collection or the exhibitions programmes. These womxn include all who identify as transgender and non-binary persons, hence the replacement of the letters 'a' and 'e' with 'x'. 

Because the aim is to also bring to the foreground the important work that womxn are making, the work that is exhibited covers an array of issues that affect the artists: from identity, culture, positionality and many other topics. 

Amoungst some of the artists who exhibited their work was graphic designer, Sunya Beukes who showcased mixed media photographic pieces from her upcoming 'Sue-Realism 2,0'.

When asked about this groundbreaking exhibition, she was quoted in The Namibian saying:
"There was an inclusivity and recognition of women as equals that allowed me to not only feel safe but to be aligned with the movement as well,” 

Writer and photographer, Masiyaleti Mbewe, also exhibited some of her artwork from  'The Afrofuturist Village'. Poet, writer, vocalist and yoga therapist, Beauty Boois opened the exhibition with a poetry performance.

The work that these artists have been exhibiting is relevant to the time and space that Namibia finds herself occupying as a nation.

The exhibition will run until 8 August.

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Main Image Credit:Facebook/National Art Gallery of Namibia

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