More than 90 young creative talents from five countries, including residents of Gabon, Mozambique, the United Kingdom, and the United States and refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants living in Italy, have liberated the word “south” from ideology and invested it with personal meaning as part of “Where is South?”, a virtual exhibit presented by the Moleskine Foundation.
The exhibit will take over the Moleskine Foundation Instagram from October 1 through October 30, 2020.
“Where is South?” is co-presented with partners who co-created the workshop experience in each country including: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Venice, Italy as part of “Rothko in Lampedusa” exhibition; the Young People’s Programme at Tate Modern in London, UK; Pfwura Ndzilo and ANIMA in Maputo, Mozambique; ONG Mukasa, Institut Français Gabon, and Musée National des Arts et Traditions du Gabon in Libreville, Gabon; and The Africa Center in New York City, USA.
“Where is South?” will kick off on October 1 st at 5:00 PM CET and 11:00 AM EST with a live virtual conversation with AtWork participants and partners, who will discuss the power of creativity to transform lives and community.
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“No matter where we are in the world, there is always a south” said Simon Njami, AtWork advisor. “These young people reclaimed their power to define the word as a very intimate notion that varies according to the place where they are and where they want to reach. The exhibit powerfully reveals that there cannot be any South without the gaze we invest it with.”