ART WORKS Projects is pleased announce the exhibition of Transitions at the Congo International Film Festival in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo from July 7 – 15, 2018.
Transitions is a four-part international exhibition and cultural exchange between creative teams from Bogotá, Colombia; Chicago, Illinois; Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to co-curate a photography exhibition highlighting national journeys of transitional justice in post-conflict environments.
Through collaboration, community conversations, and workshops, the four teams of curators and photographers reflect upon the experiences of each country’s evolution from war to peace, alongside the lessons learned by their colleagues and audiences. This project considers multiple aspects of post-conflict society and challenges and successes at varying stages of transitional justice, from across the centuries to recently established zones of fragile peace.
Centro De Memoria Histórica
Photography by Juan Arredondo
Democratic Republic of the Congo:
Photography by Martin Lukongo
Art Works Projects
Photography by Sophia Nahli Allison
Major funding for Transitions is provided through the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund.
Photo: Martin Lukongo, Goma, 2016. A young female student listens to instruction at the Complexe Scolaire Benevolence, a private school founded with the goal of strengthening Congolese development through increasing general and administrative education. After decades of underinvestment in education, the government announced plans in 2010 to make all primary education free. Despite this commitment, and support from a coalition of international development organizations, school fees are still a barrier for many families and a large percentage of children do not attend school, especially in conflict-impacted zones.