Exhibition: John Keane - If you knew me. If you knew yourself. You would not kill me.
Fri 7 Jun - Sun 23 JunFree Event
Concert Hall Foyer and Switch Room (opposite the Hoffmann Building), Snape Maltings
Open daily, 12pm to the start of the evening concert
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, when approximately 800,000 people were slaughtered, mostly by hand, over 100 days.
The Aldeburgh Festival presents paintings made by John Keane after his visit to the country in 2015. These powerful paintings, some using fabric and clothing, suggest the haunting absence of the human figure. The title comes from a banner draped over the altar of a church where a massacre had taken place.
In collaboration with Flowers Gallery.
Image: If you knew me. If you knew yourself, 2015, Oil / Printed cotton fabric on linen. 200 x 200 cm l 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in
© John Keane, courtesy Flowers Gallery
Also by John Keane at the 2019 Aldeburgh Festival:
At the Front Peter Pears Gallery & Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh (from 8 June) More info>>
Film for Britten: Canticle III Dovecote Studio, Snape Maltings More info>>