‘Land Matters in Art’ exhibition launched

Head of Corporate Communication and Social Investment at Bank Windhoek, Riaan Van Rooyen, Director of the National Art Gallery, Hercules Viljoen and GIZ- Support to Land Reform representative, Martina Romer going through the Land in Art catalogue at a media briefing earlier this week. (Photograph by Melba Chipepo).Finally after many weeks of planning, visual artwork from all walks of life will come into an arena that seeks to address the Namibian land issue. An expanded exhibition of artwork that captures glimpses of land in art starts on Wednesday 27 March at the National Art Gallery, the Goethe Centre and the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre.
‘Land Matters in Art’ opens with a performance and an Artwalk to the Goethe Centre and the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC). The idea behind the exhibition is for visual artists to create artworks about land issues that encourage creativity and foster problem solving for both the artist and the viewer of the art work.
The artworks were selected by a panel of judges after an evaluation which lasted approximately 35 hours at the National Art Gallery in a process that encompassed in-depth discussions and detailed analysis of the entries.