Remains, Waste & Metonymy: A Critical Intervention into Art/Scholarship, Jan. 18 – Feb. 18 2016 @ National Museums of Kenya
Opening: January 22, 2016 from 6 pm
Dates: 18 January – 18 February 2016
Venue: National Museums of Kenya, Museum Hill Road
Entry: Museums Rates Apply
This exhibition carries the remnants of an event held at the BIEA in Nairobi on 24th October 2015, entitled Remains, Waste and Metonymy: A critical intervention into art/scholarship. That event sought to provoke new avenues of collaboration between artists, scholars and other cultural producers around the themes of waste, remains and metonymy.
The unifying question bringing the interventions traced here together is how an approach to stuff as incomplete, open-ended and emergent can offer critical scrutiny to the assumed finality, stability and comfort of ‘objects’, ‘persons’ and landscapes. Always ‘in the making’ remains and waste often appear like unfinished biographies, metaphors, symbols or narrations that promise but rarely deliver entirely coherent meanings, bounded entities and stable wholes. Their indeterminacy can be creatively explored to reveal the excessive multiplicities of time, substance and space.
In exhibiting the remnants of these interventions here, we seek to reflect on how the traces of events outlive their particular moments, mirroring how our approach emphasizes process than product, emergence rather than finality, the subjunctive rather than the conditional, and the possible rather than the certain. In bringing together a diversity of critical intellectualisms we seek to provoke longer explorations of the uneasy yet creative analytical space between scholarship and the arts around the themes of materiality and temporality.
Sponsored by British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA)
Nairobi’s finest restaurants will be designing special 3 course menus for KES 1500 / KES 2500 depending on the establishment. 2 course lunch menus will also be on offer at most restaurants at Ksh 1000 / Ksh 1800.
This year’s menus will be specially paired with wines from Nederburg, South Africa.
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‘Sunday Jazz Brunch’ – an afternoon of classic brunch treats, cocktails and live jazz by the Jacob Asiyo Quintet.
Welcome cocktails on offer and children under 7 years dine for free!
#NRW2016 menu will be available too.
See you Sunday!
Entrance is by prior registration only
On 9 February 2016, the Rift Valley Institute’s Rift Valley Forum will host a panel discussion launching the report of the study The Economics of Elections in Somaliland: The financing of political parties and candidates. After the November 2012 elections in Somaliland, candidates, political parties and political associations reported that spending on individual campaigns had sharply increased relative to spending in previous polls. Voters, politicians and parties expressed concern that the high cost of campaigning threatens the integrity of a fledgling electoral system. In response to these concerns, researchers working with the Rift Valley Institute conducted a study to examine sources of income and expenditures by candidates and political parties in Somaliland’s 2005 parliamentary and 2012 local council elections. The study’s findings have important implications for campaign finance regulation in Somaliland.
Moderator: Cedric Barnes, International Crisis Group
Panellists: Adan Abokor, Rift Valley Institute; Aly Verjee, Rift Valley Institute; Haroon Yusuf, Soradi and Amina Warsame, Network Against FGM In Somaliland
Hosted by Wahu and Nameless
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Moderated by Tom Vandas
Panelists: Joost Fontein, Sam Pfingst and Neo Musangi