Friday, March 26, 2010

Owen Maseko Arrested in Bulawayo

We've just heard that Owen Maseko, one of Bulawayo's leading artists, has been arrested following his exhibition opening last night at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. His exhibition is an artist’s impression of the harsh reality of Gukurahundi as well as the decades of oppression and violence that have characterised Zimbabwe. In a combination of graffiti, 3D installations and his painting Owen unflinchingly dared to tell the truth, adding his usual and whimsical element of humour. Owen has shown courage in speaking the truth that we all know. We must all stand by him and demand his immediate release.
Owen's painting We Shall Rise was the cover of the collection Short Writings from Bulawayo III.

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