‘We Remember’ is a large scale painting by Namibian artist Petrus Amuthenu. In the video below we can hear more about the memories and stories that influenced this painting from the artist himself. This formed part of the exhibition ‘Finding Memories: an everyday archive of Independence’ which took place online in February 2021. This exhibition was an activation within the Everyday Archive of Independence, which is a digital space for the everyday, family photos and personal memories.
Stretching 2 metres wide, Amuthenu’s painting ‘We Remember’ is, in his words, a “collage” of stories. The painting is made up of a combination of the artist’s own memories and stories told to him by his grandmother about growing up in the midst of the war between Namibia and South Africa in the 1980s.
Listen to the artist describe his work in the video: