'As part of its effort to make its research available to the public and further the debate surrounding Kenyan objects held in foreign institutions, International Inventories Programme produced an exhibition titled 'Invisible Inventories'. Through contemporary artworks and academic research, the artists and scholars involved in the exhibition project approached the question of how to make objects—which currently reside in institutions within the global North—present again in contemporary Kenya.' (Source: https://www.inventoriesprogramme.org/exhibition)
This exhibition had been more than 2 years in the making and is currently running at the Nairobi National Museum until the 30th of May!
To visit and learn more about the project and the exhibition from afar, check out the link collection below.
- For more on the exhibition here
- Rewatch as the Collective members Njoki and Jim Chuchu give a virtual tour of the exhibition here
- Rewatch the Artist Talk with Jim Chuchu and Njoki Ngumi, SHIFT Collective
and Tuzi Creatives (from Wednesday the Wednesday 14th April 202) as they discuss the Invisible Inventories
artworks, especially the ideas and insights behind them here