opening 12.05.2017

dates 13.05.2017 – 26.11.2017


The Ministry of Culture, Sports and the Arts of the Republic of Kenya proudly announces its participation at the 57th Venice Biennale with the exhibition “Another Country” comprising of works by five contemporary artists: Arlene Wandera, Mwangi and Hutter, Paul Onditi, Peterson Kamwathi and Richard Kimanthi.


Zuecca Projects is the proud organizer of the National Pavilion of the Republic of Kenya for the Venice Art Biennale 2017. 


Another Country” is a title taken from James Baldwin’s 1961 novel narrating a crucial year in the lives of its 8 major characters. The story is an intensely long and passionate narrative – born out of intensity and compassion – urging attention, bringing to the fore timeless questions that demand explanations from a society that seems to insist that there is no hope.


“Bubbles” by Richard Kimathi, 2016. Image Courtesy of the Artist and One-Off gallery, Nairobi


In this other country, social barriers within a raptured society are slashed away; the complexities of love and antipathy are mercilessly explored. The power of antagonisms is communicated with terrifying force, and what remains are the truths and the realities of human experience stretched to its limits.


The Kenya Pavilion partners with Zuecca Projects, a local cultural organization in merging cultural boundaries through exchange and educational practice. The aleatoric choice of the exhibition venue is Scuola Palladio Giudecca, a Kinder Garden and Middle School in the island of Giudecca, which is slowly shrinking in attendance due to the city’s accelerated de-Population.


Kindergarten and middle school provide the fundamental building blocks upon which societies are created.


“Time Zone” by Mwangi and Hutter, 2017. Still image courtesy of the Artist


The exhibition is possible thanks to the kind support of Hausbrandt Trieste 1892 S.p.A.

A special thanks to Nicholas Logsdail, Lisson Gallery; Greg Hilty, Lisson Gallery; Fabrizio Zanetti, Hausbrandt; Josh Bauer; Cristina Bechtle; Dott.ssa Annavaleria Guazzieri; Maestro Gianni De Luigi.



57. International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Opening: May 12, 2017 | 03 PM


May 13 > November 26, 2017 | 11 AM – 06 PM

Closed on Monday. Free entry


Palladio School | Giudecca 373, Venice


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