september, 2018

01sep2:00 pm5:00 pmFeaturedOpen Call - Artefact as Art / Museum of the Future projectThis is an OPEN CALL to participate in a new project where participants's portraits will be created and can be featured in the Kandt House Museum.2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Kandt House Museum


Event Details

What meaning can we share about ourselves and culture through material objects and artefacts? What object(s) represent YOU?

This is an OPEN CALL to participate in an exciting new project in which participants will have their portrait created, printed, and installed in the streets of Kigali and within a forthcoming exhibition in the Kandt House Museum.

To participate, please select one object that represents you – this can be any object in your life that has personal meaning and significance for you.* Bring this object with you to the Kandt House Museum, where we will have a unique photo-booth and will create your portrait featuring your selected object. The next steps and activities of this project will be explained further! More background information on the project is below. Questions? Drop us a FB message or email kuremarwanda@gmail.com

*please do not bring a laptop or cell phone as your personal object!

The ‘Artefact as Art’ project addresses the creation of contemporary heritage in the post-colonial context, integrating present-day artistic practice in public spaces with the examination of ethnographic history. In partnership with some of Kigali’s most intriguing and expansive artists, the National Institute of Museums, the Goethe Institute, and students of four secondary schools (GS EPA, APACOPE, GS Cyahafi, and Kigali Leading TVET), we are exploring how objects, photography, and street art can share the story of the past and the present to engage new audiences and create new definitions of culture.

Guiding questions:
– What objects/possessions define Rwanda and Rwandans today?
– What should be documented today for a 21st century museum of the now?
– How can youth be engaged in generating new imagery of African artefacts? How can artists de-colonialize documentation of culture and society?
– How are elements of colonial history depicted in objects of today? How are elements of today reflected in the past?
– Can we breathe new life into objects of the old? How can contemporary culture and elements of modernism generate engagement and accessibility of historical museums within society?


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