ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Rwanda Retold is a multimedia visual art experience in resiliency. The exhibition features a series of paintings, mixed media, sculptures, photographs, short films, and a memoir launch portraying Rwanda in present day, providing a glimpse into the lives of different generations and how their history has impacted them. In Rwanda Retold, emerging Rwandan artists commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi through their own creative expression. Themes of pain, healing, and hope will be exemplified through a diverse range of artistic mediums which aim to both educate and inspire.
Rwanda Retold showcases the artistic works of a young generation changing the reputation of their country. We see present day Rwanda through their eyes, a modern nation looking toward a bright future. Rwanda Retold centers on themes of place and identity, exploring the consequences of hate in divisive times, and brings us back to our shared humanity, reminding viewers of the universal commonalities we all share.
Photo highlights from Rwanda Retold opening night in Kigali at the Marriott Hotel