Posts tagged ‘the Olympics’
After learning that Brand Kenya would have an exhibition centre during the Olympics, Ruby undertook a project to showcase to both tourists and investors aspects of our country which many people are not familiar with. She also wanted members of the Kenyan Diaspora to get a glimpse of how far we have come, particularly in the last 10 years.
The clip was shown at Kenya House in London and has since been uploaded onto YouTube having about 8,000 views in just 5 days.
View: Kenya Today really worth Knowing
Come interact with the artist and learn more about her work and experiences this Thursday, 14th February at Kuona Trust from 2pm.
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.