'27' - An art exhibit by the NGLHRC
November 10th - November 17th, 2017 | Shifteye Studios, Arwings Khodek Road
- Date, Time
- Friday, 10. November 2017, 6:00 pm – Friday, 17. November 2017, 6:00 pm
- Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Büro Kenia
The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) invites you to its first art exhibit, '27,' opening Friday, November 10th (6pm) to Friday November 17th.
'27' features artwork examining Article 27 of the 2010 Kenyan Constitution which enshrines some of the boldest tenets on the continent, if not, the world as it speaks to Equality and Freedom From Discrimination. Here, the Constitution of Kenya heralds a new era of absolute protections for all Kenyan citizens, clearly outlining the rights to equality and freedom from discrimination; carving into law our deepest desires for our humaneness: the freedom to be.
In many areas however, the penal code remains in contradiction of this spirit particularly when it comes to the living realities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex and trans * diverse persons. This exhibit positions itself as a questioning, a contestation of the deliberate denial of access to the full benefit of constitutional guarantees for queer bodies in Kenya; an interjection to the erasure of non-heteronormative narratives and culture within the Kenyan public space.
Interspersed with judgements put forward by the Courts that demonstrate the deeply ingrained prejudices which run contrary to the Constitution, but are upheld, the art/video designs and featured panel discussions will elaborate on the lived realities of the law on our bodies.
Who We Are: We are a dedicated team of lawyers and justice defenders whose mission is to promote and protect the equality and inclusion of LGBTIQ persons and communities in Kenya, and advance their meaningful participation in Society. We envision a Kenyan society with equal rights and opportunities for all.