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Exhibition Dates: May 12 – June 23, 2013
Entry: Museum Entry Fee applies
Mwangalio Tofauti II is a Photographic Exhibition by Kenyan Photographers who take an Artistic Social Documentary Approach.
Participating artists: Alex Kamweru, Amirah Tajdin, Julian Njoroge, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Paul Munene and Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann.
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Date: April 18, 2013
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Free entrance by prior registration only. Register here
Nuruddin is winner of the Neustadt International Prize for literature and the Lettre Ulysses Award, and has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times. His body of work includes two trilogies, Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship (1980) and Blood in the Sun (1986). His most recent novel, Crossbones, was published in 2011.
Nuruddin will be in conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina, the Founding Editor of Kwani Trust and author of the acclaimed memoir One Day I Will Write About This Place.
Moses Nyawanda is a painter who works in series says, “Most of my pieces are urban-based and so I call them “The Urban Survival Syndrome.” to justify my characters’ need to possess extraordinary instincts in order to survive in this “Man Eat Man society” we find ourselves involuntarily into. I also try to pre-empt the notion that extraordinary people cannot do ordinary tasks. Often, this is called humility.
The political subjects wear animal faces, Nyawanda’s way of depicting greed. He calls the moments “The Gray Areas” because the compositions are always hinged between an incident which has happened and one about to happen.
Nyawanda, considers this to be the defining moment where the characters get to make a choice whether to go on to the next stage or not. Ultimately though, it is upon the viewer, to visualize what happens before and after the painting is done.
The exhibition also features sculptures by Michael Dete.
[competition ended] Win tickets for Sidi Goma’s concert, Sep 24 2012 @ National Museum / Samosa Festival
We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away for the invite-only second Sidi Goma’s exciting concert on Monday September 24th at Nairobi National Museum – at 8pm, as part of the ongoing Samosa Festival.
Each winner will get two tickets. Who would like to go?
Just leave your name and email and we will award the two funniest comments. All participants agree to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter.
Submit your entry by 1pm
12 noon on Monday September 24 – good luck!