Montague Contemporary: The Art of Resilience
About the Exhibition:
Presented in partnership with Montague Contemporary and curated by Laura Day Webb, "The Art of Resilience" offers a sweeping sense of the interplay between art, community, and conservation through the eyes of the community surrounding Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya, as well as the tangible shift in the environment from the bustling streets of pre-Coronavirus Kenya to the ongoing challenges and resilience of its people. COVID-19 has left Africa’s tourism industry without vital income as borders have closed across the continent. Conservation efforts, and the people who rely on them for their livelihood, are coping without the lifeblood of robust tourism with little recourse.
Funds from the sale of the works exhibited will go to Lewa, a non-profit, UNESCO World Heritage Site that invests heavily in local communities through programs ranging from education and healthcare to clean water projects and micro-enterprise.
The exhibition features works by Charlie V. Rose, Pie Herring, Migwa Nthiga, Anyango Mipinga, Elias Mung’ora, Dennis Muraguri, Paul Onditi, and Joel Kioko.