Hatched Gallery in partnership with Carpe Diem is pleased to present I AM CONGO. An exhibition that uses various creative art forms to communicate an important message and bring current issues in Congo to light. It is our goal with this book and our exhibition event to offer some relief by raising funds for the Panzi Hospital Foundation, A Foundation dedicated to the treatment of survivors of sexually abuse and violence. Currently the hospital is running at maximum capacity and they are always in desperate needs for funds of any kind.
I AM CONGO is an exhibition that uses a creative response to raise awareness of the issues facing Congo. Through various art forms the audience is invited to explore the relationship between themselves and our everyday technology. The Democratic Republic of Congo should be Africa’s richest nation, however the current situation caused by conflict over resources has devastating consequences on the people. Bringing together performers, spoken word poets, and visual artist, we will establish a creative atmosphere of enlightenment and empowerment for viewers. Inviting the audience to immerse themselves in art work to inspire the notion we are all CONGO.
These pages are filled with the poets and the artist that attributed to our show. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts.