A new exhibition 'Mercy NE:10' celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of national independence and sovereignty in 2023 including work by Lavar Munroe and curated by John Cox.
The exhibiton looks at the perennial and restorative theme of mercy is a portal to the imagination through which the country may experience art that explores the NE 10 theme through a vibrant constellation of artistic media.The vision of the exhibition is for participants to approach the theme of mercy through the reciprocal lens and mutuality of the phase, “It blesseth him that gives and him that takes,” which defines the framework.
Mercy is a virtue—a balm, a curative that renews, replenishes, recalibrates, revives, repurposes, relieves, resets, reimagines relationships, institutions, communities and lands.
NE 10 serves as a litmus test of what ‘is’ and ‘could be’ in the context of the many signs, features, currents and hallmarks of the times in which we are living and through which we are moving.
October 19, 2022