I Dream of Congo: Narratives from The Great Lakes

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Date(s) - 12 Feb 2013 until 26 Feb 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Conway Hall

A major exhibition that aims to shed new light on a country gripped by the world’s longest running war.

‘I Dream of Congo: Narratives from The Great Lakes’ will be a unique exhibition combining words and images from renowned international creatives alongside a groundbreaking exhibition of photos taken by women in eastern Congo.

The exhibition and accompanying events will celebrate the hope and optimism that pervades in the region despite years of war. It will also pose hard questions around the international community’s inaction in the face of the conflict, the continuing illicit trade in minerals from Congo and the failure to stem the tide of sexual violence.

Dr Denis Mukwege of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, will open the exhibition, which will also feature events organised by the Frontline Club, One Billion Rising and Save the Congo.

We have contributions to the exhibition from the writers William Boyd, Tim Butcher and Adam Hochschild and photographers Lynsey Addario, Marcus Bleasdale, Jonathan Torgovnik and Ron Haviv. Each of them have responded to the phrase ‘I Dream of Congo’.

These will feature alongside photos and words from women in eastern Congo who have also responded to the phrase ‘I Dream of Congo’. This part of the project has been developed with Women for Women International.

The exhibition, curated by Leslie Thomas of ART WORKS Projects and produced by Congo Connect will run from 12th-26th February 2013 at Conway Hall London, before moving on to further venues in the UK and US throughout 2013.

The content will also feature online, as part of our drive to raise the profile of Congo and positively influence the debate around it.

Any proceeds will go to funding projects on the ground in Congo.

If you would like more information about ‘I Dream of Congo’ please contact Nicola York:

Tel: +44 (0) 7841 864 107

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