FOMU, the photography museum in Antwerp, presents an exhibition that highlights life in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel group. The exhibition is based on photographs taken by the LRA generals and is supplemented with drawings and videos to better understand the content of the photographs.
Africalia took part in this project by financing the documentation work of Congolese photographer Georges Senga and his academic assistants in Uganda.
This exhibition can be seen at FOMU in Antwerp from June 28th to October 6th 2019.
The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan insurgent group led by Joseph Kony, emerged in the second half of the eighties. It is especially notorious for its mass abductions of children. The extreme violence practiced by this armed militia means that little is known about the lives of the abductees. The Rebel Lives project relates a visual story about this rebel movement and the people who are a part of it.
At the project’s heart is a series of recently discovered photographs that were taken by the LRA generals themselves. Kristof Titeca (BE, 1978), an expert in conflict studies, supplements this material with found drawings, videos and documents that provide context for the photographs. He also travelled to Uganda with photographer Georges Senga (1983, DRC) to revisit the people portrayed in the images. Rebel Lives offers an insight into a layered piece of history where the line between perpetrator and victim has become increasingly blurred.
Dates : 28.06.2019 – 6.10.2019
Location : FOMU - Fotomuseum Antwerp, Waalsekaai 47, 2000 Antwerpen
Opening hours : Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Mondays
Price : € 10 adults / € 7 discount fee, group fee (minimum 15 people) / € 3 -26 years / free -18 years
More info : fotomuseum.be
This exhibition of FOMU is supported by Africalia, Universiteit Antwerpen, VLIR-UOS.
Curator : Rein Deslé
(Text from FOMU : fotomuseum.be)