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Exhibition: Silent Conversation By Longinos Nagila, Nov. 25-28 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands
ABOUT: SILENT CONVERSATION
My work embodies my interest in socio-economic situations in life, while at the same time trying to provoke thoughts that are driven towards the judgment of these situations. I consider my paintings as a platform for conversation from within an individual or between two or more people. My main subject is human, with a kin interest in their emotions as expressed in their eyes.
My sources of Inspiration are endless. I am deeply interested in children and women as I see them both as vessels and sources of life. I have a keen interest on world religions and arts. I take my time to look and try to understand the different visual languages employed by artists from different parts of the world
SILENT CONVERSATION is a collection of portrait paintings of women trying to create a dialogue between the viewer and the ‘paintings’, the paintings, I consider them thought provoking and commands attention.
Though not quite detailed, the portraits silently holds the attention of the viewer. It is said that eyes are the windows to the soul, the main outstanding feature of the portraits is the eyes, they are dark and looks directly to the eyes of the viewer, this creates an emotional disturbance.
The exhibition interrogates the relationship between the artist, the art and the viewer, between what the society considers as beauty and ugly, sad and happy, stereotypes and judgment.
The exhibition will feature 25 portraits of different sizes all produced in 2014.
Dates: October 2-3, 2014
Venue: Jacaranda Hotel – Westlands
Find more info on http://craftafrika.org/afrika-handmade/
This is a Kenyan classic as it was devised and first performed by the then participants of the 2006 Performance Skills Training Program which was facilitated by Mumbi Kaigwa and Keith Pearson, courtesy of The Theatre Company of Kenya. Ever since, It has brought the house down in many cities including Kerala India where it was performed to an audience of more than 2,000 people.
CAST: Melvin Alusa, Christine Savane, Bilal Mwaura, Lydia Gitachu, Willy Rama, Helena Waithera, Iddi Achien’g, Rogers Otieno
Song Writers Lounge feat. Waksy and Jason Sibi Okumu, Aug. 28 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands
Date: 28th August 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, Event begins at 7pm
Entry: 600 advance, 800 at the gate
Call 0722 626 169 for tickets
Visit their site for online registration and to find more info. on the symposium