The Sudanese sit-in, hallmark of the peaceful and powerful #SudanUprising revolution, was staged in the shadow of the Army Military HQ (Al-Qiada) in central Khartoum from April 6th, 2019 to June 3rd, 2019. The sit-in was home to immense
beauty and freedom of expression that was reflected in the wealth of art and revolutionary murals that blossomed there.
When the peaceful sit-in was emptied by violent force at the hands of the ex-regime, the regime's cronies also sought to break the spirit of the people further by removing art and destroying the history built at the sit-in. However, the Sudanese people showed great resilience and rebuilt both their art and their revolution. New murals and artworks have blossomed since, but the original works hold significant value and are to be preserved for posterity.
The map above details the site of the sit-in in the capital Khartoum and the exact locations of many of the murals that were covered up or vandalized. Click to open details of the artists who contributed to the work and descriptions of each piece. Crowdsourced pictures are included for all murals.
Entrance to the sit-in from the Bahri (Kharotum North) side.
Central cove in the sit-in (off Gamaa Ave) that was a hub for artists, cultural programming, and music.
Limited mural area near the Ministry of Defence.
Main road of the sit-in, falling directly in front of the Military HQ Buildings and next the central stage.
The university street (extending from The University of Khartoum), which hosted several murals and exhibits.
Entrance to the sit-in from the Buri neighborhood (Khartoum side) with a full wall of murals and revolutionary artwork.
Scenes from the sit-in were often best captured in media and video footage. Many Sudanese filmmakers and photographers were able to document the feelings of freedom and essence of triumph present at the sit-in site, as well as capture
the art and murals being produced. Selections below show a glimpse of the sit-in's meaning to the Sudanese revolution and people, as is expressed in the art.
Behind Sudan's sit-in, a corresponding art revolution erupted 🇸🇩 pic.twitter.com/SCapp6UoH6— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 19, 2019
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