Earlier this year I met Arts Potential art manager Pauline Etim-Ubah during her visit to the CONGO DIALOGUES exhibition in relation to her own project BEAUTY FOR CONGO which will be taking her to Congo soon.
Here’s some information she sent me about her project – straight from my inbox to you.
Beauty for Congo project.
Beauty for Congo is a book project and artist residency that seeks to create conversation between artists across countries to explore what happens when art speaks into difficult and uncomfortable issues. The project highlights the issue of violence against women and the use of rape as a weapon of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The project is an investigation of Congolese artists and the innovative use of media and public engagement. The book will profile 20 new and emerging artists and conclude with an artist residency in Congo collaborating with local people to produce an art project that engages with the public in everyday community locations.
We have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beautyforcongo and you can follow us on Twitter @beautyforcongo
I’ll keep you updated on our work.
Pauline Etim-Ubah, Director
Arts Potential – Putting ideas into practice
CONGO DIALOGUES exhibition ends on the 7th March 2014.
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