The British Institute for Eastern Africa is hosting from the 3-8 December a very special exhibition, which has not been seen in Nairobi before.
“Faces of Zimbabwe” shows 100 sculptures from Zimbabwe, created by more than 20 artists.
Anyone interested in the artistic expression of the continent should not miss this opportunity to see one of the most impressive modern art forms of contemporary Africa.
Additionally three films will be shown which depict the roots of this art. The films were made in the 90’s. Most of the artists are no longer alive. Some of their pieces are also at the exhibition.
This unique show of Zimbabwean sculptures is open daily from 10am to 5pm. The vernissage is on Saturday, the 3rd of December at 4pm
Exhibition: The 21st Kim Sung-Jin African Formative Ceramics Exhibition, Dec. 8 2016 – Jan. 5 2017 @ the National Museum
Dates: December 8, 2016 – January 5, 2017
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Museum Open Daily – 8.30am – 5.30pm
Entry: Normal Rates Apply
Kim, Sung-Jin was born in South Korea on 16th December 1954. He graduated from the department of ceramic arts at Dankook University (M.F.A)
He has held 20 solo exhibitions including the Invitation Artists of Korea Individual Design Exhibition he is also a member of Korea Art Association, Korea Contemporary Ceramic Association and Korea Craft Council.
He is currently undertaking a one year programme as a resident professor in the Department of Fine Art and Design at Kenyatta University teaching ceramics
Dance Performance: The Nutcracker by Dance Centre Kenya, Dec. 3 & 4 2016 @ the Kenya National Theatre
For further information and tickets, contact Dance Centre Kenya at 0705 725 369
6 to 10 December – a rebellious week of films by filmmakers who are engaged in cinema as an instrument of struggle and change. Stories of activism and resistance preceded by screening of smart phone shorts #filmbyphone
Nairobi will host a Critical Mass – an event that does not only invite cyclists, but also pedestrians and skaters to the streets in the CBD. The event is part of the place-making week which is organised by Nairobi City Council in collaboration with UN-Habitat. On Sunday, 4 December (9am – 12pm), streets in Nairobi´s CBD will be reclaimed by Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) users. The idea is to bring awareness to the challenges faced by NMT users – that are often forgotten in the transport planning and infrastructure construction. Come join this unique opportunity to illustrate that cyclists do exist and have an equal right to the road.
Bring your bike and friends along.