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lost and foundLost and Found:  Expectations, Uncertainty, Excitement and Hope provides a platform for Zimbabwean artists to reflect and interrogate the social and economic fabric in the country in light of its most recent political upheaval.  

Zimbabwean people in the last two decades lost their hope and expectations. Their uncertainty and excitement that manifested on the 18th of November 2017 marked a turning point and became a perfect time to reflect and interrogate what being Zimbabwean truly means.  

The 18th of November 2017 has received many names and has given hope to many Zimbabweans both at home and abroad.  The show seeks to reaffirm the position of the artist as the primary storyteller, using different media and in this exhibition, their voices are heard. Such images confront the traumas that have beset Zimbabwe over the years and is an engagement with the recent past.

This sterling exhibition opened to the Public in Harare in February 2018, receiving rave reviews to its ability to convey the thoughts, feelings and experiences of the crosscutting segment of Zimbabweans who participated in an event that overwhelmingly turned the tides of Zimbabwean history. In Bulawayo, the euphoria spread as Prayer vigils took place at Bulawayo Town Hall in support of the exploits taking place on the other side of the country; testament to the unity and resolve of Zimbabweans!

Lost and Found: Resilience, Uncertainty, Expectations, Excitement and Hope means to memorialise the events that changed the face of power and the political landscape. The experience that forged Zimbabwe’s new political and social order presents artists an opportunity to revisit and reflect upon the journey that many Zimbabweans have walked. The past 37 years showed the resilience of Zimbabweans and the new era brings excitement and hope.     

The Exhibition opens on Thursday the 28th of June 2018 at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.  

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