100 Days of Silence – Student Art Installation

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda resulted in the murder of over 800,000 men, women and children in 100 days.  This exhibit was created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the genocide.  Students in grades 5 through college from across New Jersey created over 80 life-size, foam-core human figures expressing their response to learning about the genocide and the silence of the world to it.

The Exhibit’s Goals:

  • Educate about the genocide
  • Encourage visitors to reflect upon the experience of the Rwandan people and the silence of the world during the genocide
  • Inspire students to demonstrate their responses to learning about genocide

Exhibit Specifications:

  • 30 free standing, 2-sided figures.  Each figure is 5 feet tall, 15” wide, ½” inch thick and stands in a 1 square foot base.
  • Exhibit rental fee: $750 plus transportation
  • Artist statement books (additional fee)
  • Accompanying 3 minute Power Point video

Host Requirements:

  • One Day to Four Week booking period
  • Certificates of insurance
  • Secure, locked exhibition space that is staffed during open hours
  • No smoking, food or drinks are allowed in display area
  • Host is responsible for returning exhibit and related materials in same condition as received

Access to Chhange Exhibit shall not be denied to anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical, or cognitive disability.

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