"Painting Faces on War: Spirit and Witness in the Art of Southern Sudanese Refugees"


(February 2- 28, 2009)
Schwarz Gallery, Brandeis University
(Sponsored by the M.A. Program in Cultural Production).

Opening reception and gallery talk: Tuesday, February 3 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Since 2005, artist Atem Aleu (now a M.A. student in Cultural Production at Brandeis) has led the artists of the African Refugee Artists Club (ARAC) in their powerful explorations of memory, loss and hope, chronicling diverse experiences of the Sudanese civil war and its aftermath. This exhibition features work developed during ARAC's summer 2007 workshops in Kenya, Uganda and Southern Sudan, as well as several new works by Atem Aleu himself.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with the symposium, "Hitting Close to Home: Art and Human Rights from Slavery to Guantanamo" at Brandeis, February 2-3, 2009.