Exhibition: ‘The Duty to Remember’ – take an interactive stroll around a virtual 3D exhibition, featuring colour portraits by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio – from ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’, and black and white portraits by Muhammed Bittaye.
Remembrance is an essential step in the transitional justice process. With this in mind, the NGO ANEKED has created “The Duty to Remember”, a memorial intended to offer a space in which the relatives of the victims of Yahya Jammeh’s regime in The Gambia can mourn, remember and reflect. TRIAL International
The virtual exhibition – organized and designed by the University of Geneva – is in collaboration with ANEKED (African Network Against Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances) forms part of Human Rights Week, 2020. Supported by TRIAL International.
‘Since its creation in 2013 (Human Rights Week), under the impetus of Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey , the event has evolved into a rendezvous rich in events in various formats: conferences, debates, film screenings, exhibitions, artistic performances, but also an academic colloquium and activities offered to secondary school students.
Human Rights Week is intended to be a space not only for reflection, but also for public debate while promoting concrete actions. It provides a platform for personalities or organizations who mobilize to defend human rights and for specialists who devote their research to this topic. The different formats offer spaces for discussion with the public and the student community in order to inform, but also to give impetus to longer-term commitments, whether in the context of academic courses or to act for the causes defended by the various actors who are invited to participate in the Week…’ University of Geneva
This is our second collaborative exhibition with ANEKED. Earlier in 2020, we exhibited a number of our ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters‘ portraits at the National Centre for Arts and Culture, in Banjul, The Gambia.
Huge thanks to ANEKED for pulling this together during this time of COVID-19, and to the exhibition design team at the University of Geneva for creating an amazing fully interactive 3D virtual exhibition. And, as always, we are truly honored to be able to share the stories of so many of the victims, resisters, and survivors of the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh‘s regime.