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Exhi­bi­tion open­ing: Polit­i­cal car­toons from Gambia

Friday, 31 March 2023
opening hours by appointment
Monday, 15 May 2023
opening hours by appointment

Polit­i­cal car­toons from Gambia

Artist Aba T. Hydara, born in 1975, lives in Bar­ra, on the north bank of the Gam­bia Riv­er. His polit­i­cal car­toons and car­i­ca­tures address the crimes and hor­rif­ic tor­ture under for­mer Pres­i­dent Yahya Jam­meh, and also deal with issues such as the threat of Islamist extrem­ism in The Gam­bia, the grow­ing unsus­tain­able exploita­tion of nature, and cor­rup­tion with­in the polit­i­cal elite and its disin­gen­u­ous advi­so­ry role. An over­ar­ch­ing theme is the snail’s pace of Gam­bi­a’s devel­op­ment in places such as his home­town of Bar­ra, a sup­pos­ed­ly clean, tourist-friend­ly coastal community.
His big dream is to estab­lish a cre­ative learn­ing and infor­ma­tion cen­ter for chil­dren (CLICK) to enable young peo­ple to explore their cre­ativ­i­ty and devel­op arts and crafts in Bar­ra (North Bank Region) to give a future to young peo­ple who fail in the for­mal school sys­tem. In this respect, Aba T. Hydara is a con­trib­u­tor to out-of-school cul­tur­al edu­ca­tion for Namél e.V. and the CCC.

Exhi­bi­tion until 15.05.2023, open­ing hours by appoint­ment at 0721 89333710

Target group: all
This event is gratis

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