The Ministry of Culture, Sports and the Arts of the Republic of Kenya proudly announces its participation at the 57th
Venice Biennale with the exhibition Another Country comprising of works by five contemporary artists.
Another Country is a title taken from James Baldwin's 1961 novel narrating a crucial year in the lives of its 8 major
characters. The story is an intensely long and passionate narrative - born out of intensity and compassion – urging
attention, bringing to the fore timeless questions that demand explanations from a society that seems to insist that there
is no hope. In this other country, social barriers within a raptured society are slashed away; the complexities of love and
antipathy are mercilessly explored. The power of antagonisms is communicated with terrifying force, and what remains
are the truths and the realities of human experience stretched to its limits.
The Kenya Pavilion partners with Zuecca Projects, a local cultural organisation in merging cultural boundaries through
exchange and educational practice. The aleatoric choice of the exhibition venue is Scuola Palladio Giudecca, a Kinder Garden and Middle School in the island of Giudecca, which is slowly shrinking in attendance due to the city's accelerated de-Population. Kindergarden and middle school provide the fundamental building blocks upon which societies are created.
National Kenya Pavilion: Another Country
Venue: Palladio School | Giudecca 373, Venice
Hours: May 13 - November 26, 2017 | from 11 AM to 6 PM | Closed on Monday
Information and media: email@example.com | zueccaprojects.org