Creases and Tears | Eria 'Sane' Nsubuga

September 29, 2017 - October 31, 2017

10 Kenneth Dale, Kampala, Uganda

This exhibition shows an exploratory body of work looking at tearing as an act both of mourning and as pulling apart what causes the tears. Tearing/ shedding tears and tearing/ ripping apart are synonymous with loss, anger, mourning. SANE delves into the dark world of geo-political dispossession and how to rise above the rage and how to channel ways of crossing boundaries and breaking white glass ceilings imposed on people of black skin and the Ugandan artist in particular.

The current work presented follows the discussion in postcolonial theory on whether the colonized people in the global South are actually able to speak independently outside the colonial archive and whether they are able to take consistent action to place themselves in new conversations on the validity of colonial projects and slavery as imperatives of the need to civilize, develop or create progress in the world. Chakravorty Spivak’s written work ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ led to the work by Eria Nsubuga ‘SANE’ under the theme “Creases and Tears: Transcending borders and identities”.

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