Net in Life 2004
by Atem Aleu

2007 • 003

Oil on Canvas.
18 x 25 inches / 45 x 62 cm

Lent by the Sudanese Education Fund

Net in Life 2004

The artist presents a prophetic vision of the ongoing mass violence in Sudan. A boiling cauldron, evoking the oppression inflicted by the Khartoum-based Northern Sudanese regime, rests on the heads of the suffering nation, including the people of southern Sudan, Darfur, and the Nuba mountains. Atem Aleu explains that violence and ethnic cleansing in one region will spread to others like a great fire, consuming the entire country if it is not resisted.

This website has been developed by the Museums and Public Memory (Anth 159a) class taught by Professor Mark Auslander at Brandeis University. Images have been reproduced with the permission of the African Refugee Artists Club.