Installations / Waynoun? Where Are They? Liège  
 

 
 
In December 2007 Voix de Femmes invited Nada Sehnaoui to create Waynoun? Where are they ? at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts of the city of Liège.

Waynoun? Where Are They? is the installation commissioned by The Committee of Families of the Kidnapped and Disappeared in Lebanon to commemorate 31 years after the start of the Lebanese war (1975-1990). In April 2006 the Committee asked Nada Sehnaoui to produce a work under the chosen theme of “To be remembered in order not to be repeated.”

More than 3000 individuals are still missing in Lebanon, some since 1975. “Waynoun?” or “Where Are They?” seemed the most pressing question. Since the war ended, successive Lebanese governments have ignored the plight of those kidnapped and disappeared. The general amnesty law that was voted in 1991, pardoned war crimes without any material or moral compensation for victims and their families. This was a platform for the state of collective amnesia.

 

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