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Unsellable Art! What goes on in the mind of an artist? This thought provoking and educative exhibition organized by the Network of Kenya Visual Artists (NKVA) provides an interesting view of the extremes of an artist.
Opening: May 21, 2013
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum of Kenya – Museum Hill
Time: 6.30 pm
The artists will be available in the gallery throughout the exhibition to give you an insight into their thoughts.
Exhibition Runs Until June 4 2013
Entry: Museum rates Apply
Other NKVA exhibitions running concurrently in Mombasa and Kisumu
Alliance Française de Mombasa May 17 – June 7, 2013
Kisumu Museum: May 25 – June 8, 2013
Exhibition: Challenges of a Nationhood, Dec. 11 2012 to Jan. 23 2013 @ National Museum – Creativity Gallery
Opening: Tuesday, December 11 2012
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Exhibition: Stone sculptures by Art Piece Africa’s Naftali Mommanyi. Also featuring paintings by Samuel Njuguna, Willie Wamuti, Robert Njoroge and Daniel Kinyanjui
Exhibition: Varied Perceptions, Dec. 10 2012 – Jan. 31 2013 @ the Creativity Gallery – National Museum
December: December 10 2012 – January 31 2013
Venue: the Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Entry: Museum rates apply
Exhibition by: Maryann Muthoni Gathenya, Melissa Jean Woodside, Francis Oghuma Picha and 17 others in Nairobi
Dates: November 3-31, 2012
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply
When you turn on the radio and hip-hop tunes in, do you think music or din? That is the point that Victor Okoth addresses as he takes us on a musical art journey with striking compositions and installations motivated by hip-hop sounds and lyrics.
The main message in this exhibition, which resonates with American rapper Nas eighth studio album Hip-Hop Is Dead, is that whereas original hip-hop had deep messages that were intended by marginal black youth to shed light on contemporary politics, history, and race, today’s hip hop is caught in fierce crosswinds of vulgarism, bling-bling materialism and violence.
Hip-Hop is important to Okoth precisely because American hip hop artists are to some extend responsible for influencing social behaviour of Kenyan youth. And that is what provoked him to use his artistic expression to analyze hip-hop.
The exhibition begins by highlighting what Okoth sees as good hip-hop and ends with a dramatic installation of a shooting ring.
About Joseph Cartoon
Since selling his first piece in 1994 to Gallery Watatu, one of the earliest & most prestigious galleries of the time, Kenyan artist Cartoon (Joseph Njuguna) has participated in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows in East Africa, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan, and Korea among other countries.
Some of his achievements include appearing on the cover of Contemporary African Art, a prestigious annual catalogue on Contemporary Art in Africa (1999) and winning the Royal Oversees League Award (2001, as well as being the only nominee from Africa). The latter award earned him a 2 year residency in the UK after which he continued to participate in local and world art projects that have seen him become one of the most collected artists in Kenya.
The powerful interplay of symbolism and colour is outstanding in Cartoon’s art that mainly features the traditional African woman, folk tales and daily aspects of the African family. Other outstanding features are mushrooms indicating the rich highlands where he was born and a chameleon acknowledging ever changing times.
Cartoon is married with two boys and lives and paints in Nairobi.
Exhibition: Come Baby Come – An Exhibition of paintings by Michael Soi, Sept 10-30 2012 @ National Museum’s Creativity Gallery
This exhibition features recent work that has been created in the last few months ranging from pubs, the Olympics, Kenyan politics and other things.
NB: The show has been rated as General Exhibition so you can go with the kids
Michael Soi is a member of what is termed as the second generation of Kenyan artists that emerged through kuona trust in the late 90′s among a group of other notable artists of his generation. In 1996, he began his career soon after graduating from art school as a sculptor and subsequently refined his own visual and artistic vocabulary over the years. He begun work that was more of social commentary revolving around everyday life of the ordinary Kenyan and this work has been well received by Kenyans living here in Kenya and in the diaspora who the artist basically addresses in his work.
His work has been collected by the Casoria Museum of Contemporary Art in Napoli, Italy, the Standard Chartered Bank (UK) and individuals like Luis Moreno Ocampo, Michela Wrong, Atsango Chesoni, Robert Deveraux among others.
Michael is based in Nairobi at the GoDown arts centre. This exhibition addresses issues observed on the last five months from football, bars, the Olympics among other things.
Dates: Ends August 31, 2012
Venue: National Museum of Kenya, Creativity Gallery
Entry: Museum Rates Apply
This is an exhibition by employees of the National Museums of Kenya (NMK). This is the first time that NMK is showcasing it’s own talented employees who are otherwise known by their regular titles as Doctors, Researchers, Exhibits designers, Scientists, Curators, Technicians, Secretaries and others.
Artistic skills on show range from painting, photography, installation, taxidermy, fashion…