Kawral: An Artist Residency in Mali for Peace, Reconciliation & Social Cohesion

College Art Association Poster Session:

Kawral was a response to the crisis that erupted in Mali in 2012. This artist residency and resulting exhibition and catalogue are important because they serve as a model for the role that artistic production and culture can play in the life of a nation. Yet, projects such as this are rare.

KAWRAL united 25 professional visual artists from throughout Mali to work on the themes Reconciliation, Peace and Social Cohesion in Mopti in March, 2014. With their analysis and creativity the artists brought their contribution to Mali’s recovery, extending the influence of the artistic and cultural life of Mali through the creation of original works of art.

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