‘These Stones Will Speak’: Photography exhibition opens next week

STAFF REPORTER
‘These Stones Will Speak’, an exhibition of photography exploring contemporary and historical expressions of freedom, will open on Thursday, 2 May, at StArt Art Gallery at the The Sweet Side of Thingz Cafe in Windhoek. Featuring work by Delight Namene, Zabeth Philander, Phoenix Johannes, Rachel Sakeus, Iiyambo Gabriel Iitembu, Papakhi Mburuu, Sage and Tamarah Strauss, the exhibition will run for a week.

Initiated by the embassy of Portugal in Windhoek, the project showcases the results of a workshop titled ‘Photography, History and Freedom: An Exploration of Historic Moments’, facilitated by the Portuguese photographer Carlos Barradas in November 2023.

“The project was planned in the framework of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, which took place this year on Thursday, 25 April.

“The Carnation Revolution put an end to the dictatorial regime in Portugal, which had been in place for 48 years, and enabled the process of decolonisation in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Participants explored how images shape our understanding of freedom through different social, cultural, political and historical contexts. As a result, this exhibition shows eight very different approaches to the same theme,” the StArt team said in a statement.

‘These Stones Will Speak’ is funded by Camões, IP Institute for Cooperation and Language under the Portuguese ministry of foreign affairs.

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