Last Image Show: Call for Art

KokoTEN, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Deadline: 23 March 2018

Auron Mulenga, Umungeli, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

Auron Mulenga, Umungeli, 2017. Courtesy the artist.

An international visual art exhibition / bringing the global to Tanzania curated by Gadi Ramadhani, Koko’TEN Studio, in collaboration with Emergent Art Space calls for Art.  ‘Last Image Show’ is a curatorial project that aims to challenge and deconstruct the way in which societal conventions impose constraints on one’s ability to express their individuality.

According to Brazilian educator Paulo Freire [1921-1997], “the system of dominant social relations creates a ‘Culture of Silence’ that instills a negative, silenced and suppressed self-image into the oppressed.” A culture of silence also causes the “dominated individuals [to] lose the means by which to critically respond to the culture that is forced on them by the dominant culture.”

The ‘Last Image Show’ offers a platform to explore the theme of ‘silence’ from different perspectives and in different contexts, using artistic mediums and creative expression. Where an attempt is made to refute individual expressions by means of unspoken rules, freedom of speech is affected. The exhibition offers a safe space for artists to bring their contribution and share their understanding of the theme of silence in their societies and communities, of being silenced and of breaking the silence, and to explore and articulate issues of local as well as global significance.


The ‘Last Image Show’ exhibition will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tanganyika National  Library, American corner from 11 – 23 of September 2018.



– Artists who are between 18-30 years old can submit their portfolio of work for selection.

– All artworks must be created by the submitting artists, who must have legal ownership and must be the sole owners of the copyright.

– All media and techniques of visual art can be submitted: painting, photography, sculpture, installations, digital art, etc.

– Artists are encouraged to submit works that reflect the theme of ‘silence’, giving expression to both their individual and their community concerns.


Entry information

– Artists who are interested in participating in the project must send 4-5 jpg images of their work (300dpi resolution), a short statement/synopsis (about 250 words) outlining the central idea of the concept, and a CV (including name, age, city, country and contact information).

– All images must include details of the works: title, size, medium and year.

– Submissions can be sent by email.

– There is no entry or participation fee.

– Deadlines for submissions: March 23, 2018.

– A single work with all its components may not exceed 150cm x 150cm in any direction

– Selected artists will be notified after April 11, 2018, and will be provided with all the details and shipping instructions.


All communication and submissions should be sent to:  hello@kokotenstudio.com




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