Join Guns & Rain, Contemporary Fine Art Gallery From Southern Africa, for the online opening of their new exhibition “The Borders of Memory”, by Tuli Mekondjo (Namibia) and Helena Uambembe (South Africa/Angola), whose work explores the tangled histories and legacies of Namibia’s war of Independence, also known as the “Border War”.
About the Exhibition: Tuli Mekondjo (Namibia - b.1982, Angola) recounts that meeting Helena Uambembe (South Africa/Angola - b.1994, South Africa) was “like meeting myself”. The two artists' life biographies are, to a degree, inversely mirrored, and have been fundamentally shaped by Namibia’s war of Independence, also known in South Africa as “the Border War” (1966-1990). Information around the war was highly censored during apartheid and, even today, there is a disconcerting historiographical gap in how the war of its “fifth province” is (not) remembered in South Africa.
Online Opening & Toast
Wednesday 15th April
6pm SAST + CET / 5pm BST / 12pm EDT / 9am PDT
Join on Zoom (please test the link in advance to avoid any technical hitches)
The catalogue and other exhibition content will be shared in the reminder email.