Matatu Project in Movement by Dennis Muraguri & Nishio Workshop Nairobi, Dec. 7-15 2012 @ Le Rustique Restaurant

December 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

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Opening Date: December 8, 2012
Venue: Le Rustique Restaurant
Time: 4-6 pm

Exhibition Dates: December 7-15, 2012

The transport industry and culture of Nairobi, especially Public Service Vehicles such as matatus, buses and human transporters, is very unique and gives interesting inspiration not only sociologically and economically but also aesthetically.

In this exhibition, Kenyan artist Dennis Muraguri has created new wood cuts inspired by matatus while Nishio Workshop Nairobi, an arts initiative unit consisting of Yoshinari Nishio, Sakiko Nishio and David Wagude in collaboration with Jua Kali artisans will show, as part of their new public art project “Bebabebag”, unique-shaped bags made from the very same materials used for seat covers in matatu, reflecting various shapes of loads human transporters carry on the streets everyday.

For more information visit: Nashio Workshop Nairobi website

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