My Point, Your View Exhibition
- Date: 11 October 9:00 - 16:00
- Location: Atrium City Hall
Exhibition My Point, Your View by Artists’ Safe Haven guest Yves Kulondwa
My Point, Your View features the work of cartoonist Yves 'Kayene' Kulondwa from DRC. It highlights Yves’ perspective on pressing societal and environmental issues through symbolism with a comedic touch. The exhibition can be seen from October 11 until October 25 in the Atrium of the City Hall. This exhibition is part of Just Peace The Hague.
Yves ‘Kayene’ Kulondwa is a temporary resident in The Hague of the Artists' Safe Haven initiative by The Hague based human rights organization Justice & Peace Netherlands, the artists are temporarily staying in The Hague. This initiative offers artists who are at risk because of their work a safe and inspiring space where they can recharge, develop new networks and skills and find support for their cause.
Yves ‘Kayene’ Kulondwa over My Point, Your View
“I am a graduate of Economics, a journalist, and above all a cartoonist artist.
I come from Bukavu, a city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, ranked the richest country in mineral resources in Africa and 7th in the world. Paradoxically, it is also one of the countries with one of the poorest populations in the world, ranked 143rd out of 197 in terms of literacy.
Add to this a long colonial history, decades of dictatorship, several deadly armed conflicts and widespread corruption. My passion for justice and equality naturally influenced my talent as an artist and led me to become a cartoonist. I use caricature because it often makes it possible to address sensitive, harsh or taboo subjects in our society with a touch of lightness.
Throughout my career, I have used my sense of observation, my imagination and my pencil to inform, denounce, and give my opinion.
Hence the remark that is often made to me: Why do your drawings usually have this melancholy satirical je ne sais quoi? Well, maybe it’s because the camp on the other side, is constantly trying to sell an overly watered-down image of the situation.”
Justice & Peace Netherlands
Justice & Peace Netherlands is a non-profit organization based in The Hague that is dedicated to defending and promoting respect for human rights and social justice, worldwide and in the Netherlands.
Just Peace The Hague
The Just Peace organization gives peace and justice an important place in the hearts and actions of residents, entrepreneurs and organizations in the city of Peace & Justice, The Hague.
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