READ FOR EXPORT
A solo exhibition by Trevor Aloka
Nov 20, 2021 - Jan 20, 2022
Plot 12 Birch Avenue, Masaka Uganda
In Ready for Export, Trevor stages an export clearance area as an inquiry into migratory labour practices among young people. Through paintings of children’s faces within the installation, he evokes a humanity that is often invisible in the transactions of the labour market. Using a palette of copper and gold, Aloka places personified objects and precious metals on pedestals to connect labour as a commodity to how young people view their own value, and what their value is worth to their own country.
The installation was first staged during Kampala Art Festival (KLAAART) 2021.